A man arrested in Madrid for allegedly murdering his 82-year-old wife


The National Police investigates the death this Sunday of an old woman by a knife at her home in Puente de Vallecas (Madrid), presumably at the hands of her husband, who also had apparently self-inflicted injuries, according to police sources.

The corpse of the 82-year-old woman, a Spanish national, was found this Sunday at 10:30 am at her home in Puente de Vallecas, in what could be the first sexist murder of the year in the Community of Madrid. The woman had several stab wounds caused by a knife and the doctors could only confirm her death. Neighbors were the ones who alerted 112 that they had not heard from the marriage for a long time, according to sources from Emergencias 112 Comunidad de Madrid.

Her 84-year-old husband was also at the scene with apparently self-inflicted injuries to the abdomen. He was transferred with a very serious prognosis to the Gregorio Marañón Hospital and is hospitalized as a detainee for the homicide, according to these same sources. Citizen Security signs have been transferred to the scene, cordoning off the area and the Group of Violent Crimes of the Scientific Police Brigade to carry out a technical police inspection of the scene.

Group VI of Homicides of the Judicial Police Brigade investigates what happened and the first hypotheses point out that it is a sexist crime, the first of the year in the Community of Madrid. It is the second violent death in the region after the homicide last Friday morning of a man on Alhambra Street in the Latina district after a fight, but the first of the year due to sexist violence.

2020 ended with 45 women murdered by gender violence. And, according to a report by the General Council of the Judiciary that analyzes the number of femicides in the sphere of the couple since 2003, the figures show an average of 61.3 fatalities each year. This represents one murder a week, specifically every 6.7 days, calculates the Observatory against Domestic and Gender Violence of the CGPJ.


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