A PRIMARY school hired an infamous Spanish child killer, who slit a girl’s throat and stabbed her 32 times, as a teaching assistant.
Iria Suárez González, 35, became one of Spain’s most notorious killers after she and a friend stabbed a 16-year-old schoolgirl to death 2000.
She was able to get hired for ten months at West Oxford Primary School without disclosing her dark past when she moved to UK after exploiting a loophole.
Staff and pupils were completely unaware González murdered Klara Garica during her entire time she was employed at the school.
Klara was driven by González, who was 16 at the time, and her friend Raquel Carlet Torrejón, who was 17, to an open field in San Fernando, Cádiz in Southern Spain before having her throat slit and stabbed 32 times.
Media reports at the time say they committed the murder because wanted to know “what it would feel like to kill someone” and to try and get “famous”.
Before the murder, González and Torrejón reportedly sent José Rabadán, dubbed the “assassin of the Catana” for killing his parents and sister, love letters while he was incarcerated including one asking him to marry them.
González and Torrejón reenacted the murder in the exact same spot for investigators.
The parents of González and Torrejón were ordered to pay the victim’s family €246,145 at the Juvenile Court of Cádiz in 2002.
The murderer was released in 2006 and applied to the primary school in April 2016.
She started working there in September the same year and left the school in July 2017.
Her monstrous past only came to light when an anonymous complaint was made to Crimestoppers and the council was alerted in October.
González was arrested and brought before Oxford Crown Court in February and faced one count of fraud by false representation for allegedly not disclosing her previous conviction when applying for the school.
CPS ultimately dropped the case because of a lack of evidence.
Under Spanish law, all crimes committed by minors can be expunged after 10 years once the offender reaches the age of 18.
A conviction for murder is never considered “spent” this way under UK law.
Reporting restrictions on the case were lifted by the Oxford Mail after CPS dropped the case.
Iria Suárez González's crime
When Iria Suárez González and Raquel Carlet Torrejón was 16 her and friend drove a Klara García, 16, to an open field in 2000
They slit the girl’s throat and stabbed her 32 times in San Fernando, Cádiz of Southern Spain.
At the time of the crime the pair admitted they killed the girl because wanted to know “what it would feel like to kill someone” and because they wanted to get “famous”
Before the murder, González and Torrejón has reportedly sent José Rabadán, the ‘assassin of the catana’ love letters while he was incarcerated
González and Torrejón reenacted the murder in the exact same spot for investigators
The parents of González and Torrejón were ordered to pay the victim’s family 246,145 euros
González was released in 2006 at the age of 24
Under Spanish law, crimes committed by minors can be expunged after 10 years once the offender reaches the age of 18
A CPS spokesman said: “We keep all cases under continuous review so we can consider any new information that comes to light.
“In this instance, it emerged Ms Suarez-Gonzalez’s conviction was spent which resulted in the charges being dropped.”
Oxford County Council – which oversees the school – said the hiring of staff was the responsibility of the school.
A spokesman said: “Recruitment is not the responsibility of the council, it is the responsibility of the individual school.
“The school had followed safer recruitment processes in terms of the recruitment of this individual.
“There is a clear recruitment process in place for schools to follow in line with safer recruitment procedures.
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“The school are in liaison with the local authority to continue to support students through the curriculum around feeling safe and knowing they have people that they can talk to in school if they need to.
“We would stress this charge was not in any way related to any children at the school and only came to light after the staff member had left the school.”
West Oxford Primary School has been approached for comment.
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