Attempted homicide charge for violent attack on Roquetas farmer

CAPTION: TRACKED DOWN: Officers located the suspect at an Aguadulce bus stop. CREDIT: Almeria Guardia Civil

A MAN is under arrest on charges of attempted homicide for a violent attack on a Roquetas de Mar farmer in August.
The Guardia Civil said the detention was the result of meticulous investigation launched after one of the victim’s family members reported the assault at a greenhouse in the El Parador area on August 8.
The attack left the farmer with serious injuries requiring surgery; at one point doctors put him in a medically induced coma.
The Guardia commented on the complexity of the investigation, not least because the victim was sedated for a few days while he was recovering in Almeria’s Torrecardenas hospital.
Efforts focused on gathering information from people close to the farmer, going through footage from CCTV cameras in the vicinity of where the attack took place and tracing the victim’s mobile phone, which was taken after the attack.
In the initial phase of the investigation officers arrested 22-year old M.O.S. in connection with the incident. It became clear that a distant relative he shared a home with was also involved, but had left some days earlier.
In the second phase the Guardia identified the missing relative as the attacker. Officers eventually tracked him down at a bus stop in Aguadulce.
The Guardia identified the detainee as 47-year old Roquetas resident A.K.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

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