In 1994, Jacquet killed his mother with three shots from his father’s automatic pistol after she entered the family home. A few hours later, Jacquet used the remaining seven bullets for his father.
He eventually confessed to the double killing and served three years in a youth detention centre. Under Spanish law he has no criminal record since he was a minor at the time of the double killing.
Jacquet, now an airline cabin crew worker, blamed the media and “undesirable” people for his decision to abandon the show. “They don’t let you leave the past behind,” he complained. “I don’t want to keep giving them the excuse to lynch me.”