A 39-year-old man has attacked his wife, aged 38, with a broken bottle, which has caused serious injuries in the neck area, then has taken his life. Everything has happened in the presence of one of his children, aged 13.
The machista aggression took place around eleven thirty on the night of this Tuesday in Molina de Segura (Murcia) and it was the minor himself who has alerted 112 of the event. According to what the teenager told the police, when he heard the screams of his parents, he looked into the room they were in and saw that the father, a Bolivian national, had injured his Ecuadorian mother with a broken bottle.
The attacker then left the room and entered the kitchen where he took his life with a knife. On the top floor of the house was also at the time of the aggression the other son of the couple, aged six, who was asleep. The two minors have been left in the care of their relatives and the woman remains hospitalized in the Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia, although it is stable after being urgently intervened. The autonomous community has offered psychological help to the minor children of the victim.
According to police sources, the woman had not filed any prior complaint of mistreatment. The City of Molina de Segura has kept a minute of silence this afternoon in rejection of this aggression. The mayor, Esther Clavero, has regretting what happened, as it does "whenever it happens anywhere". On this occasion, he has played "more closely" and "there are minors in between".
The president of the autonomous community, Fernando López Miras, has shown his "condemnation" and "more firm repudiation" for this aggression and has stressed that gender violence is a "scourge" against which the entire society must turn and "repudiate" "This type of behavior. The regional government spokeswoman, Noelia Arroyo, who has joined that conviction, has confirmed that the life of the victim is not in danger, and that the autonomous community has offered psychological help to the two minors.
So far this year, Murcia has recorded 2,088 complaints of gender violence, according to official data, and a murder for macho violence, last April, at the hands of his ex-partner. She belonged to the Red Cross refugee program and arrived from Colombia as a refugee, along with the man who killed her and her three children. In so far this year, 40 women have been killed in Spain by their partners or ex-partners, in total 966 from January 1, 2003, when they began to be accounted for. The number of attention to victims of gender violence is 016. It leaves no trace on the telephone bill, although it is necessary to delete it from the call register.