Teresa Guix
Teresa Guix was born February 24, 1816, in Lleida, Spain. She received and passed her education at
school. After the death of her father, she moves with her mother to the town Borjas Blancas. In spite of
the advice and warnings of her mother beautiful Teresa married Sebastian Guix.
They moved to Lleida where Sebastián worked as a cart driver. On August 1, 1838 he returns home
unexpectedly. A fight broke out because dinner wasn’t ready. Teresa refused to leave the balcony where
she took refuge, and then she kicked her husband and stabbed him fatally with a knife. Teresa got rid of
the body but wasn’t able to deny her crime for long.
Teresa was found guilty of parricide and sentenced to death by the judge of Lleida. She was jailed until
the sentence could be confirmed by
Sala del crimen of territorial Audiencia of Barcelona. The
confirmation arrived on August 24, 1839 and Teresa was immediately transferred to the chapel
accompanied or guarded by priests, military, guardians, relatives, bystanders, etc.
On August 26, 1839, Teresa Guix was to be executed on the public square in Lleida.
The executioner was a young man named Antonio Gonzalez, who, following the tradition appeared at the
prison to ask Teresa for forgiveness and to put a white robe over her dress- The white robe had a blood-
red stain at the upper part of the chest.
At 10 am the 23 years old beauty is led to the scaffold, at 10:30 she is garroted before a huge audience.
Her body remained exposed on the scaffold for three hours. Then, like she is supposed to being
sentenced of parricide Teresa is put into a barrel where four animals were painted (a dog, a rooster, a
snake and a monkey) and thrown into the river. However, she was immediately recovered by the
Congregación of Purísima Sangre, and buried in the local cemetery.