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Born in: Madrid
Age: 37
Offspring: 2
Marital status: Married
Job: Professor at the Faculty of Law of San Sebastián and member of the Executive Committee of UCD
Date of the attack: 31/10/1980
Place of the attack: Donostia
Guilties: José María Salegui Zuloaga, Luis Francisco Amézaga Mendizábal, José Luis Bilbao.
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Juan de Dios Doval was a law lecturer in San Sebastian and a member of the executive of the Unión de Centro Demócratico party (UCD). On the day of the attack, he left his home in the Lorea district of San Sebastián and got into his car. He had just started the engine when two unmasked terrorists approached, fired three shots and ran away. Juan de Dios Doval (37) had been born in Madrid, although he spent all his youth in San Sebastián where his father, a notary, had moved for professional reasons. He was married and had two children, aged 7 and 4. On the day before his killing he said to his secretary: “Pray for me”. She told him that she should resign his position, but he said that he didn’t want his children to think he was a coward.