Isabel Carrasco

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Isabel Carrasco Lorenzo (4 March 1955 – 12 May 2014) was a Spanish politician of the Popular Party. Carrasco served in the Senate of Spain between 2003 and 2007.[1] At the time of her death, 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.[2]

Carrasco was shot as she crossed a bridge over the Bernesga River in León. Mariano Rajoy, the Prime Minister of Spain and the head of the People's Party, cancelled engagements in the wake of her death.[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][5]


  1. ^ "Carrasco Lorenzo, Isabel" (in Spanish). Senate of Spain. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Spanish politician Isabel Carrasco shot dead in Leon". BBC News Online. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mother and daughter on trial for revenge killing of politican". Retrieved 1 Oct 2016. 
  4. ^ "El jurado declara culpables a las tres acusadas del asesinato de Isabel Carrasco". El Pais Online. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Tremlett, Giles (3 November 2016). "The shocking murder of Spain's most flamboyant politician". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 November 2016.