Leon, 12th of May 2014. Isabel Carrasco, the president of the provincial government of Leon, is murdered in broad daylight in the centre of Leon. Feared and hated for her autocratic rule, many people wanted her dead. Two women were quickly arrested, mother and a daughter, Montserrat González and Triana Martínez. The following day a local policewoman, Raquel Gago, handed in the murder weapon and she too was arrested. All three women were charged with the murder of Isabel Carrasco.
Death in León - Full Series
Seven years before the crime, Isabel Carrasco comes to power in León. At the same time, Triana Martínez, a young telecommunications engineer, started work in the provincial council. The relationship between the two is very good until one day, all of a sudden, everything changes. In the trial, Triana reveals the reason for the fall out: she rejected Isabel’s sexual advances. Triana loses her job in the council. Isabel uses her influence to damage her career for years.
No one understands the involvement of the local policewoman, and Triana’s friend, Raquel Gago. The prosecution is convinced that she was part of the plan, but she maintains her innocence. The defence calls up two police inspectors as witnesses. They are accused of misleading the defendants and lying in their testimonies. Serious suspicions emerge surrounding the police investigation which had been heavily politicized. The testimonies are over and the jury goes out to deliberate.
The jury finds the three defendants guilty of murder. The prosecutor’s case wins. Isabel Carrasco’s memory becomes increasingly distant in León; no one wants to look back. The three defendants are pinning all of their hopes on the Supreme Court. At the last minute, the filmmakers discover something that was never investigated by the police. A political shadow hangs over the investigation once again.