Isabel Carrasco

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Isabel Carrasco (4 March 1955 – 12 May 2014) was a Spanish politician of the Popular Party. Carrasco was the head of the government in the northwestern Province of León, and the head of the People's Party in the province. She was murdered in May 2014 as she walked from her home to a political party meeting.[1]

Carrasco was shot as she crossed a bridge over the Bernesga River in León. Five shots were heard by witnesses.

Mariano Rajoy, the Prime Minister of Spain and the head of the People's Party, cancelled engagements in the wake of her death.[1] Carrasco served in the Senate of Spain between 2003 and 2007.[2]

A mother and daughter were later arrested in conjunction with Carrasco's death. The daughter had recently been fired from the council, the mother testifying in the court trial that her daughter was let go from her job because she refused to have sex with Carrasco.[3] The women were the wife and daughter of a police chief in the province of León. On 20 February 2016 Montserrat González, her daughter Triana Martínez and local police officer Raquel Gago, a friend of Martínez, were found guilty of planning and carrying out the murder of Carrasco. [4]


  1. ^ a b "Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco shot dead in Leon". BBC News Online. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Carrasco Lorenzo, Isabel" (in Spanish). Senate of Spain. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
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  4. ^ "El jurado declara culpables a las tres acusadas del asesinato de Isabel Carrasco". El Pais Online. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.