This Friday Noelia de Mingo, arrested on September 20, 2021 after stabbing two people in the Madrid town of El Molar, has refused to testify before the head of the Investigating Court number 2 of Alcobendas. The woman, arrested on September 20, 2021, after stabbing the owner of a supermarket and a cashier, was connected to the Alcobendas Court by videoconference from the Fontwarm psychiatric prison where she remains hospitalized. Her appearance was neat and generally good, she was sitting in front of the camera and was clearly understood. Although this Friday Noelia de Mingo decided not to testify on the advice of her lawyer, the judge informed her as required of her prosecution for attempted murder and attack against the authority.
Noelia de Mingo became sadly famous in 2003 after ending the lives of three people at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation after a psychotic break. But once released, the doctor was arrested again on September 20, 2021 with a knife in her hand, after stabbing two women and attacking one of the agents who came to arrest her.
As a result of the stabbings, a 46-year-old woman had to be transferred by helicopter to the 12 de Octubre hospital with a serious injury to her left side. The other injured person, aged 53, had more superficial injuries to the back and side and she was admitted to the Madrid hospital in La Paz.
After being arrested for the first time in 2003, she was acquitted of the triple homicide for suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, although a measure of 25 years of internment in a penitentiary psychiatric hospital was established for her. But in 2017 she was released under family control as she was being medicated and her illness was in remission. After obtaining the second grade, she went out into the street and was tutored by her 82-year-old mother, who was supposed to make sure she took her medication. In addition, the doctor herself went once a month to a Madrid hospital where she was administered a drug to control her illness.
But the day of the events Noelia de Mingo left her house at noon and went to the supermarket located on the Avenida de España in El Molar and yelling, he attacked the cashier of the establishment and the owner of the establishment with a knife that he had taken from home. Apparently he had previously had an incident with them.
After being arrested and interned by court order, the anti-suicide protocol was applied to her in prison. To the police officers who arrested her she shouted: «Shoot me already.” Since she is interned in the Alicante prison of Fontcalent Noelia has remained guarded and guarded 24 hours a day and the time she is locked up is spent inside a cell with four glass walls. Officials do not want to lose sight of a woman whose behavior indicates that she is very aware of her reality and has formed in her head the idea that she can only escape from her by getting out of the way . At the moment there is already a forensic report commissioned by the court and signed by two doctors whose content has not transpired on the state of Noelia de Mingo.
For the lawyer of one of the private accusations, who represents one of the victims, Antonio Lozano, «If it is finally decided that there is no criminal responsibility, we will continue fighting through civil law, since one of the victims has barely slept three hours a day since then and we are still assessing the psychological consequences that affect him after the attack, because the physical are clearly determined.