Anais Marco Batalla being taken to court last Saturday.

07-04-2018Miquel A. Borrás

The Facebook page of Anais Marco Batalla has been deleted. The 28-year-old, now in prison because of the death of cyclist Christoph Bohnen last Thursday, had been subjected to insults on her profile. It was open and anyone could comment.

Friends came to her defence, particularly when a selfie taken while she was driving began to circulate on social media. Among comments directed at her was one that suggested she looks like a typical "brat girl" who thinks she's got everything sorted without having to lift a finger. On the Porsche Cayenne that she was driving when she collided with the group of cyclists last Thursday, the same person observed that this was "like putting a 15-year-old kid in charge of a tank".

There were also posts on Twitter. One included an image of a business card for her cleaning company. There won't be any more contracts for its services, the post suggested.

Anais Marco Batalla maintained in court that she had been blinded by the sun. At the moment she was adjusting the sun visor, she collided with the cyclists. She said that she had smoked cannabis the night before but not on the morning of the accident. The Guardia Civil found the stubs of five joints in the vehicle. She said that these were her boyfriend's.

Twenty-two days before the accident, she was given a fine for having been driving under the influence of drugs in March 2015. Her driving licence was also withdrawn for a year. However, the sanction had yet to take effect, and so she had been able to continue driving.

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Will / Hace 12 days

It turns out she had a previous conviction for drug driving from . She was banned for twelve months, but the ban was never implemented, ? What, how did she get away with that ? Local corruption?

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Ged / Hace 13 days

I hope each person injured and the family of the chap killed take out separate civil action against her if they feel the courts do not deal with correctly. A little remorse from this young lady would be welcome. It would appear that the image of her generated by her photographs of being a spoilt self centred individual are not far from the truth.

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Steve / Hace 13 days

What a vile creature who does not even have the guts to admit when she got it so very wrong. Unfortunately the sentence handed down will be pitiful as it seems maximum terms is four years? She will come out smirking and no doubt careless. I hope she gets some very rough justice. She has no respect for anyone’s life so why should anyone have respect for hers. Lock her up for life as that’s what poor Christopher’s family have been given a life sentence. Disgusting vermin that will no doubt be driving again. I suggest a dna test on the joints in the vehicle will no doubt comeback as hers. Disgusting animal. Shame it wasn’t in Thailand she would be dealt with properly there.

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Henry James / Hace 13 days

She clearly has no remorse for what she has done so fully deserves the maximum prison sentence and driving ban that is possible.

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TC / Hace 13 days

Kills someone then tries to get off with lame excuses. It says a lot that she can't or hasn't the decency to admit she was at fault for the fatality. The victims families want to find out what really happened however bad that may be. At the end of the day if you test positive for drink or drugs in an accident its your fault whatever the circumstances.

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