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Spaniard Daniel Briceño García, 46, murdered devout Catholics Sonia Butron Calvi, 66, and Edgar Aguilera Daza, 60, on April 1, 2020, just days after the first lockdown began.
He was HIV positive and thought that contracting Covid 19 would end his life.
Briceño García was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 33 years after being convicted of two counts of murder by an Old Bailey jury.
Assisted by a Spanish interpreter, he showed no emotion as he was sentenced.
He had admitted to two misdemeanor counts of involuntary manslaughter on the grounds that his mental condition meant he was not in control of his actions, but the jury found he knew what he was doing when he killed the couple.
Reading his daughter Laura Aguilera’s victim impact statement, prosecutor Tom Little told the court: ‘My parents gave up a comfortable life in South America to find a better life for their children and grandchildren.
Daniel Briceño García, 46, was paranoid about catching coronavirus when he attacked his landlords with a knife in Stockwell, south London, on April 1, 2020.
García attacked the landlords Sonia Butron Calvi, 66, and Edgar Aguilera Daza, 60
‘Not only were they wonderful parents, grandparents and friends, but they were admired by many church members.’
Mrs. Calvi and Mr. Daza had “an infectious humor that would make everyone feel better.”
“That is why it is so difficult for me to accept how their lives were taken in such a cruel way,” Ms. Aguilera said.
‘Grief and pain overwhelm the acceptance of his absence.’
Ms Aguilera also criticized him for “not understanding the damage that she has done to the entire Bolivian community in London”.
The London Registrar, Judge Mark Lucraft, told him: ‘You launched a brutal attack on Edgar and then on Sonia…
He added: ‘I am completely satisfied that there was nothing that affected you at the time .’You are a difficult person and at times have shown your unwillingness to participate in the process of this case.
Ms. Butron Calvi and Mr. Aguilera Daza had rented the property since 2015 and sublet the remaining four rooms to other tenants, including Briceño García.
Briceño García had become “paranoid” about the coronavirus, Little said.
“Witnesses describe that the defendant had become concerned, if not paranoid, about the risk that he was going to pose from covid and was concerned about that on this property,” he said.
‘That in itself you may think is understandable.
“But it’s another thing to react to the risks posed by covid and any arguments that arise from it with the use of a knife.”
The roommate María Bobadilla saw Mrs. Butron Calvi for the last time alive at noon on April 1, her landlord told her: ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with Daniel, he is constantly in a bad mood’.
Mrs. Bobadilla went to her room and was watching a movie with her partner, Galo Pérez Brit, when she heard screams.
“She looked up the stairs and saw the defendant and Edgar,” Little said.
They both collided with the wall of the downstairs hallway that led to the front door.
The defendant had his left arm around Edgar’s neck.
“Edgar’s back was against the wall and the defendant pushed against the wall and, while he was still supporting Edgar with his left arm, he repeatedly stabbed Edgar’s stomach area with his right hand.
María Bobadilla could not clearly see what it was, but she described it as a long white object.
“But as Edgar’s fatal injuries reveal, and as we will see the presence of a knife in the defendant’s bedroom, it must have been a knife.
Mrs. Bobadilla heard Sonia shout: ‘Daniel, no, Daniel.’
‘The last thing Mrs. Bobadilla heard Sonia say was: ‘Daniel, I’m going to call the police.’
Mrs. Bobadilla returned to her room and closed the door.
Minutes later, her partner suggested leaving the room and pretending to go to the bathroom to see if the fight had stopped.