Two New Victims Of Gender Violence In Granada And Barcelona

MAN commits suicide after killing wife | Young man arrested for murdering ex-girlfriend

The first male chauvinist crime occurred early Sunday morning when a man allegedly killed his wife with a firearm and then took his own life in his home in La Zubia. Hours later, the lifeless body of a woman with signs of violence appeared in a flat in Vic (Barcelona) and her ex-boyfriend was arrested as the alleged perpetrator.

A man kills his wife and then commits suicide in the town of La Zubia in Granada.

The bodies were found by the son of the couple this Sunday in their family home.
A 43-year-old man allegedly killed his wife in the early hours of this Sunday with a firearm and then took his life in the house they both shared in the town of La Zubia in Granada, according to local press.

The Guardia Civil of Granada investigates both deaths. It was a son of the couple, of legal age, who found the bodies. The woman, named as Silvia Cpntreras, was 40 years old.

The alert was given at around nine o’clock Sunday morning when the son found the bodies of his parents on entering the family home in the morning. The investigation is based on the hypothesis that it was the man who killed his partner with a firearm and then committed suicide.

The Guardia Civil has confirmed that there were no previous accusations of domestic abuse, which is alarmingly the case in the vast majority of these cases. According to official data, three out of four women never report domestic abuse. The fear of being left without resources, the inability to perceive that they are at risk, the fear of a long judicial process in which they feel questioned and at risk are among the reasons that explain this silence.

After the alert given by the son, police agents were quickly displaced to the scene of the crime and remained in the location until after four o’clock in the afternoon yesterday (Sunday).

Hours after this crime, the Mossos d’Esquadra arrested yesterday (Sunday) a 29-year-old man accused of killing his ex-partner in his house in Vic (Barcelona) in another alleged case of domestic violence. Sources from the Catalan police force explained yesterday that the detainee is a man of Ecuadorian nationality and is accused of killing his former partner.

The Mossos received at 13.00 hours the alert that inside a building in Vic there was a dead woman. When the agents arrived at the building, they found that the body showed signs of violence and, subsequently, arrested the woman’s ex-partner as alleged perpetrator of the crime.

So far in 2019, 46 women have been murdered by their partners or ex-partners in Spain, not counting the two deaths this weekend. They add up to 1,021 mortal cases since the official count began in 2003.
The 016 is the number of attention to the victims of domestic abuse. It leaves no trace on the bill, but must be erased from the call log.

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Cristina Hodgson

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