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The article explains that a man suspected of murdering another man in Barcelona is believed to have hid the body in his flat then left to walk the Camino. He was stopped and arrested at the San Nicolas Albergue in Ponferrada.

Wonder if he was on the Camino to atone for the murder? It worked for sinners in days of yore.
 

waveprof

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May-June 2013, Camino Frances
The article explains that a man suspected of murdering another man in Barcelona is believed to have hid the body in his flat then left to walk the Camino. He was stopped and arrested at the San Nicolas Albergue in Ponferrada.

Wonder if he was on the Camino to atone for the murder? It worked for sinners in days of yore.

Am I a horrible human being for feeling a tad sad he didn't make it to Santiago before getting arrested?
 
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Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
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Here is a try at translating this article....Please no darts tossed my way :)

Agents of the National Police, at the request of the Catalan police, arrested last Wednesday in a pilgrim hostel of the town of San Nicolas de Flue (Ponferrada) John MV, 66, allegedly accused of killing the man that in early May he found dead and badly decomposed inside an apartment in the Eixample district of Borne.The suspect of the crime was the owner of the apartment where the body was found and was missing since that day. Finally, the investigation of the Autonomous allowed locate doing the Camino de Santiago, who had begun to make after committing the crime. So JM arrived on Wednesday hostel in St. Nicholas of Flue, he left his things as a pilgrim and went for a walk around town. Upon his return, late in the afternoon, the police waiting for him in the establishment and arrested him.Contacted by this newspaper, sources of the Catalan police declined to comment on the case, which is still under a gag order. The victim, a man in his 50s, had died from a blow to the head. The murderer had left the corpse inside the floor where it was not discovered until the local police, alerted by neighbors, who complained about the bad smell emanating from the house, they broke down the door and entered.
 
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ricitosdeplata

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09/2015: Via de la Plata
Okay, we could take this report in a at least a couple of ways. I choose to believe this is a sign of great detective work by the Spanish police. "Like the Northwest Mounty, they get their man." Anyway if the person adjacent bunk were a dangerous character, wouldn't the story make my memoir more interesting.
 

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