People arrested for allegedly killing couple in Novelda

THREE men and a woman were arrested for allegedly killing an elderly married couple in Novelda (Alicante).

Romanian M.P. and his wife C.C.N. were located in Roquetas de Mar and Viator but the two others, N.C.D. and I.R.C., also Romanian, were already in prison in Cordoba and Jaen,serving respective sentences for robbery.

The killings occurred in April 2010 when domestic staff found the dead bodies of their employers, Francisco Beresaluze Galbis and his German wife, Susanne Brensing at their home, “La casa y mas.”

Both had been brutally beaten and Beresaluze also had gunshot wounds. The door to their safe was open and its contents removed. Investigators were unable to pinpoint any motive for the couple’s death apart from robbery, as they were known to have sold their marble company in 2007 for a rumoured €12 million.

Guardia Civil pathologists worked painstaking to identify DNA samples found at the scene after finding that ONE had cut his hand in the Novelda house.

This was eventually matched to DNA on a drinks’ can used by one of two people arrested and convicted of robbery with violence in Valdepeñas. The last two arrests were made possible after spent bullet casings from the pistol used to shatter a window and break into the Noveldo home.

Identical casings were found in a van after a shooting in Almeria and led to the November 16 arrests. All of the four detainees have criminal records in several provinces.

They are believed to belong to the same criminal organisation which over the last two years has constantly regrouped as various members were arrested.

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