Make Homepage | Add to Favourites | Past Editions | Virtual Newspaper | Spanish Property | Classifieds | RSS
International Payments, Money Transfers, Send Money Abroad, Currency Converter, Foreign Exchange
  • Del.icio.us Del.icio.us
  • Digg Digg
  • Yahoo Yahoo
  • Facebook Facebook
  • MSN Reporter MSN Reporter

News

SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR PIANO PLAYING?

Print | Send to a friend

By Mark Nolan / 2013-11-11 20:50:15

Laia M and a piano

The prosecution in a case being heard in the Gerona town of Puigcerdà, Spain, has asked for a seven and a half year prison sentence for the neighbour of a residents who has suffered psychological injuries through the constant nuisance of a young female neighbour, identified with the initials Laia M, who played her piano 8 hours per day for five days a week, between October 2003 and September 2007.

During the period in which the case referred, Laia M was a student of music, and has since become a professional pianist. The sentence is for six years for noise pollution, plus one year for causing “mental injury” to neighbours. 

Perhaps not surprisingly, the defence are stating that they consider the sentence to be “completely disproportionate”, and there are countless flaws and contradictions seen listed in the case notes, including the claim that the girl´s parents soundproofed the room and did everything possible to reduce the noise, whereas the complainant, identified as Sonia B, claims that this is not the case. 

As time went by, tensions escalated between the neighbouring families, with the police having to attend on a number of occasions.

Sonia B claims that the noise caused anxiety and stress, as well as having an adverse affect on her pregnancy, the situation being so bad that they were forced to move to Galicia in 2007, the latest date recorded in the case of complaint.

Laia M, now aged 28, began studying piano at the age of 6, but started practicing more and more at home. Currently, she is pursuing a professional career as a concert master pianist in Italy. 

In addition to the prison sentence, the prosecutor is asking for a significant financial payment by means of compensation to the victim in the case, as well as a four year ban from playing the piano, whereas Laia M is positive that “good music” will have a positive outcome in the ruling from the justice system.




Laia M and a piano

Add Your Comment


Type the characters you see in the picture below.


Lottery Tickets

Add New Classified

Search Online


Alicante Weather

Most Read News

News

GUARDAMAR GRAVEDIGGER POSES WITH CORPSE

Kevin Reardon / 2014-09-14 12:42:13

News

VOLVO FLEET PITCHES CAMP IN ALICANTE

2014-09-13 13:35:08

News

DRUG ARRESTS OUTSIDE TORREVIEJA SCHOOL

Kevin Reardon / 2014-09-15 15:07:03

News

NEW SOCIALIST LEADER ‘RESPECTFUL’ OF ANIMAL ABUSE

Mark Nolan / 2014-09-15 20:43:23

Sport

Sport » Golf

PEGO GOLF SOCIETY “SINGLES STABLEFORD” COMPETITION

Contributor / 2014-09-17 13:29:21

Sport » Cricket

SPORTING ALFAS CRICKET CLUB V GLENROTHES C.C

Press Release / 2014-09-17 13:26:45

Sport » Rugby

RUGBY LA VILA NEWS.

Contributor / 2014-09-15 11:22:52

Sport » Golf

RUBYS GOLF SOCIETY

Contributor / 2014-09-15 11:16:00

Features

Features » Charities

HAH CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE VILLAGE INN SUCINA

Contributor / 2014-09-17 13:39:56

Features » Charities

HAH CELEBRATE THEIR 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Contributor / 2014-09-15 13:28:57

Features » Animals and Pets

ANIMALS SEEKING NEW HOMES

Kevin Reardon / 2014-09-15 11:27:39

Features » Clubs and Societies

'JOHN, DEMENTIA AND ME'.

Contributor / 2014-09-15 11:20:13

Spanish Property

Spanish Property

Spanish Property » Spain / Spanish Real Estate

PROPERTY SALES IN SPAIN SHOWING CLEAR GROWTH

Mark Nolan / 2013-07-15 21:39:29

Spanish Property » Spain / Spanish Real Estate

FITCH: SAREB PROPERTY SALES UNDERLINES SPAIN PROPERTY WEAKNESS

Spanish Property / 2013-07-07 16:07:14

Spanish Property » Spain / Spanish Real Estate

TAYLOR WIMPEY SEE 1400 PERCENT INCREASE IN INTEREST FOR PROPERTY IN SPAIN FROM THE MIDDLE EAST

Spanish Property / 2013-06-30 14:34:06

Spanish Property » Spain / Spanish Real Estate

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN SPANISH PROPERTY CONTINUES TO RISE

Neil Reardon / 2013-04-06 19:54:16

Foreign Exchange



COMMENTS ON MONETARY EASING CAUSES POUND TO IMPROVE AGAINST EURO

Neil Reardon / 2013-09-24 09:26:51

EURO STRENGTHENS FOLLOWING ANGELA MERKEL GERMAN ELECTION WIN

Neil Reardon / 2013-09-23 03:49:17

GBPEUR EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEUTRAL DURING THE RUN UP TO GERMANY ELECTIONS

Neil Reardon / 2013-09-20 19:32:41

POUND EURO (GBPEUR) EXCHANGE RATE DROPS ON DISAPPOINTING RETAIL FIGURES

Neil Reardon / 2013-09-19 11:29:22

Convert Currency


International Payments

Lottery News

Features » Lotteries » Irish Lotto Results

IRISH LOTTO RESULTS / WINNING NUMBERS - DRAW 18 JANUARY 2014

Neil Reardon / 2014-01-18 20:56:02

Features » Lotteries » UK National Lottery Results

LATEST: UK NATIONAL LOTTERY RESULTS / WINNING NUMBERS - DRAW 1886, 18 JANUARY 2014

Neil Reardon / 2014-01-18 20:51:55

Features » Lotteries » Euro Millions Lottery Results

EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY RESULTS / WINNING NUMBERS - DRAW 660, 17 JANUARY 2014

Neil Reardon / 2014-01-17 19:32:36

Features » Lotteries » Euro Millions Lottery Results

EURO MILLIONS LOTTERY RESULTS / WINNING NUMBERS - DRAW 659, 14 JANUARY 2014

Neil Reardon / 2014-01-14 20:18:41





Google+ | Facebook | Twitter | Feedburner

Property for Sale | Property in Spain | Costa Blanca Property | Costa Calida Property

About Us | Contact Us | Webmap | Terms and Conditions | Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Copywrite (c) The Leader / 03189 Orihuela Costa. Alicante. Spain

Tel.: +34 96 673 0057 / Email: office@theleader.info / Web: http://www.theleader.info/