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Suspect Cleared in Lamb’s Head Case

April 19, 1999

AVILA, Spain (AP) _ A city councilor accused of mailing a lamb’s head and a chicken neck with a death threat to a political enemy of her husband was cleared on Monday.

A judge said there was no proof to back up the allegations against Maria Victoria Arribas, whose husband had been the Socialist mayor of San Martin de Pimpollar in central Spain, the private news agency Europa Press said.

Arribas was accused of sending the animal parts with a note reading, ``You’ll see yourself like this,″ to an ally who had backed a Popular Party censure motion that forced her husband from office last November.

A Popular Party councilor said relatives of his had seen Arribas mailing the package.

``It was all a setup to hurt me, just like when they forced my husband from office,″ Arribas said.

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