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Spaniard jailed in Cuba flies home to finish term

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 30, 2012 at 12:08 am •  Published: December 30, 2012

"It feels wonderful of course," he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Saturday. "I hope he gets as mild (treatment) as possible."

Modig, who has said he was asleep when the car crashed and who was not able to explain how the vehicle swerved off the road, said his mind remained blank and that he still doesn't have any recollections of the incident.

"No, I don't. I'm sleeping when the crash occurs so I go from a sleeping state into being unconscious for about half an hour. I wake up in the ambulance."

Ofelia Acevedo, Paya's widow, has said she does not believe the Cuban government investigators' account of the accident, saying she hoped Carromero would be able to tell the truth once on Spanish soil.


Associated Press writer Louise Nordstrom in Stockholm, Sweden, contributed to this report.