GENDER-VIOLENCE claims new victim

GENDER-VIOLENCE claims new victim

A 59-year-old German woman died on Sunday morning after being stabbed in the chest and abdomen by her partner, a Spaniard, also 59.

Ika Hoffmann, a 59-year-old woman of German nationality, died Sunday morning murdered by her partner.

The incident took place at an address on the Avenida Primavera in Colonia Sant Jordi at around 8.30am. Neighbours alerted the emergency services when they saw the man in the street carrying a knife with blood on it.

The man, of Spanish nationality and who lived with the victim, has been arrested by the Civil Guard. The aggressor caused five stab wounds to the thorax and abdomen of the woman. Injuries which proved fatal as reported by the 061 emergency services who were unable to save the victim and confirmed the death of the women at the scene of the crime.

This new case of gender-violence has occurred shortly after the Mossos d’Esquadra arrested a 49-year-old man accused of a crime of manslaughter and another of ill-treatment for letting his partner die whilst suffering from hypoglycemia and recorded the incident with his mobile last June in Viladecans (Barcelona).

These last two cases in Mallorca and Barcelona join the 42 women who have been killed by their partners or ex-partners so far this year. Since 2003, the year in which gender-based crimes began to be registered, 1,019 women have been killed in sexist attacks.

A total of 33 women have been killed by sexist violence in the Balearic Islands since 2003.

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Cristina Hodgson

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