Miami – Hispanic-American Pablo Ibar, who was sentenced last May to life in prison for a triple murder in 1994, was transferred to a Miami-Dade prison Wednesday where the state jail will be defined in which he will purge the sentence.
Ibar, 47, 16 of them on death row, was held in recent years in Fort Lauderdale (Broward), north of Miami, the city where the trial was held in which he was found guilty of the murder again by Casimir Sucharski, Marie Rogers and Sharon Anderson.
Joe Nascimento, one of his lawyers, told Efe that Ibar will remain “incommunicado” for several weeks at the South Florida Reception Center, in the city of Doral, near Miami, before being finally placed in a state jail.
The Association Against the Death Penalty Pablo Ibar indicated this Wednesday in a statement that Ibar will be around a month in the evaluation prison of Miami-Dade and that it will only be able to be visited by the consul of Spain in Miami, Cándido Creus.
Ibar spent 16 years on death row, in Starke’s high security prison, located in Raiford, in northern Florida.
On the other hand, Ibar’s defense filed a motion Monday requesting a “new trial” for Ibar to consider that there were several irregularities during this fourth legal process, chaired by Judge Dennis Bailey, according to court documents to which Efe had access.
Nascimento noted that it is very likely that the motion will be rejected, but it is the legal procedure to move forward with a new appeal, which will last “years”, in a superior court in Florida.
On the other hand, this Wednesday Bailey was “publicly warned” by the Florida Supreme Court for mistreating two lawyers in another criminal trial, different from Ibar’s, specifically for violating five canons of the Code of Judicial Conduct.
“We all recognize that this is a sad day for you, it is also a sad day for us and for the entire state judiciary,” court president Charles T. Canady told Bailey.
This court annulled in 2016 the trial in which Ibar had been sentenced to death in 2000, considering that the evidence was insufficient.
Nephew of the late Spanish boxer José Manuel Ibar “Urtain”, Pablo Ibar was born 47 years ago in Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and has been in prison since 1994. (EFEUSA).