Spanish mum charged in killing of China-adopted girl
MADRID (AFP) - A Spanish judge on Friday jailed a 44-year-old mother on charges of killing her Chinese-born, 12-year-old adopted daughter, whose mysterious death has gripped the country.
The woman, Rosario Porto, was charged with "homicide, possible murder" while awaiting the results of toxicological tests on her daughter's body, said a court in the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela.
After a three-and-a-half-hour hearing, the judge ordered that Porto, a lawyer, be imprisoned without bail, the High Court of the Galicia region said in a written statement.
Her ex-husband, journalist Alfonso Basterra, 49, appeared in court shortly afterwards facing similar charges related to his daughter's death, the court said.