By Euro Weekly News Media • 07 July 2015 • 15:26
A MAN accused of murdering his former partner and their son, five, in 2013 in Malaga will appear before a people’s jury.The woman, 26, and her son, were found dead in their home in La Luz district of Malaga City. The couple had reportedly separated two months earlier and the suspect, aged 36 at the time, was arrested within hours and confessed to the crimes.According to residents in the area, the woman’s father found the bodies when he went to their home because he was worried he hadn’t heard from them. He had to use a ladder to get into the apartment.He reportedly found the bodies in a bedroom, where the detainee was still standing. They allegedly began to fight and the younger man fled the area covered in blood.Neighbours said that they had seen the man earlier and that he looked as if he had been taking drugs. Later, they heard the couple arguing. The woman had been stabbed in the head, according to the police report, although mother and son both died from asphyxiation.The suspect was arrested thanks to the detailed description of him and his vehicle given by the victim’s father. When stopped by police, he resisted arrest and injured an officer.He is charged with eight crimes, including the two murders, although he claims he cannot remember what happened to his son; grievous bodily harm against his father-in-law, the police who attempted to arrest him, and his mother-in-law, as well as the habitual abuse of his former partner. He may still be charged with other crimes.His defence does not accept the charges and has demanded another psychiatric evaluation regarding his drug problem and why he is unable to speak of his son’s death.Experts have determined he has no mental illness. He refused to testify at a pre-trial hearing but complained about how he was being treated in prison.
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