Son arrested over mother’s death

THE Guardia Civil has arrested a teenage boy in Montilla, Cordoba, who is suspected of having murdered his mother on Thursday (November 24).

As crowds gathered all over Spain and the rest of the world on Friday to mark the International Day against Violence against Women, Montilla also mourned the 47-year-old woman who was found dead with signs of violence. The Guardia Civil, the town’s mayor reported, were alerted by a neighbour after the deceased’s 17-year-old son went to his house and said his mother had died.

The body presented evident signs of violence and stab wounds, leading the police to believe the woman was murdered, and while the teenager has been remanded in custody as the main suspect the authorities are attempting to locate her adult son.

Coincidentally the deceased had a restraining order in place against her estranged husband, currently in jail for a non-violence related crime, and the Guardia Civil had checked on her the day before her death.

The family, Montilla Mayor Rafael Llamas said, was relatively well known in the town and had received assistance from the social services department in the past for family problems and conflict between siblings. However, he said, the woman had never reported her children for violence of any type.

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