Crime at El Escorial: The 1892 Child Murder, the Press and the Jury


In 1892, in a small Spanish village, the three-year old, blond, blue-eued son of a poor family was abducted, sexually abused and murdered. The sensational coverage of the case in the press quickly mobilized the country's attention and led to a widespread controversy over the jury system. In Crime at El Escorial, D.J. O'Connor presents a comparative social and judicial analysis of the case. Drawing from newspaper archives as well as historical documents, D.J. O'Connor discusses the roel of Spain's intellectual elite in ...

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