A man has allegedly killed his wife in the Pontevedra municipality of Valga and subsequently he has committed suicide. The murder took place this afternoon at the family home, located in the place of Bronllo, which belongs to the parish of Setecoros and, according to consulted sources, would have been perpetrated with a hunting rifle. It is the third victim of gender violence so far this month of March.
The alleged killer is a native of Carracedo (Caldas de Reis). The victim was 43 years old and the husband was 46. The marriage had two children, both of legal age. There were no precedents for gender violence or prior complaints.
The corpses were discovered about 15.15 hours by a sister of the victim, He went to look for them because they had been to eat together and they were late to arrive. According to Faro de Vigo, the man he had a gun license, because he was a hunter. Lately he worked as a welder in companies in the area. The woman had been an operative in meat companies.
This alleged sexist crime is the third that occurred in Spain since last Friday, when hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets to demand equal rights with men and the end of macho violence. That same day, a man killed his partner in Madrid, which turned out to be a neighbor of Sober (Lugo). And this morning the murder of a 58 year old woman in Estepona at the hands of her husband.
In this way, the number of women killed by their partners so far this year in Spain amounts to 12. In the month of January, gender violence claimed six victims; in February, three. The Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with the Courts and Equality, through the Government Delegation for Gender Violence, provides the telephone information service and legal advice on gender violence through the telephone number of abbreviated dial 016, which leaves no trace on the invoice. In addition, the consultations can be directed by email to the 016 service online: [email protected]