20-year-old Cameroonian born striker Junior Joao Maleck Robles has been involved in a fatal accident in the Mexican city of Guadalajara and ESPN sources are reporting that according to the laws of the land he may be sentenced to a minimum of 6 months imprisonment.
Born March 1999 to a Cameroonian father who is an ex International player of Cameroonian origin but represented France Jean Claude Maleck, Junior has since opted to pledge his sporting nationality to Mexico given his father was playing football in Mexico when he got him.
The young lad on the books of Sevilla Athletico but on loan at Santos Laguna has represented Mexico at Under 16 and Under 18 categories.
Maleck was involved in a fatal accident on June 23rd in Guadalajara and according to official sources, there are witnesses who claim the soccer player was not alone the night of the accident and that evidence might have been removed from the crash scene.
Authorities in Mexico have announced that there will be a review of evidence-gathering procedures in the investigation into the fatal car accident. A newlywed couple died on June 23 in the collision, and the soccer player has been charged with homicide. However, the judge presiding over the case recently dismissed two of the aggravating factors: speed and alcohol ingestion. Jalisco´s General Attorney Gerardo Solís Gómez expressed his dissatisfaction with the decision as he announced the review on July 1, and revealed that police are still searching for Mr Maleck’s passenger on the night of the accident.
According to reports in the Mexican media, the State prosecutors have witnesses that claim there was a person with Joao Maleck on the night leading up to the accident who may have taken evidence from the crime scene. The General Attorney said during a press conference:
“Related to the issue of bottles being taken out of the car, or any other objects related to the alleged club night, we have been searching for the person who was with Joao, we have a witness claiming this key person was the one doing exactly that, we don’t have his identity, but we are on the search.”
If found guilty Maleck who is already in Police Custody could waste 6 or more months of his glittering early career in jail.
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