By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 14 Nov 2019 • 15:30
INVESTIGATION: The focus shifted to the victim’s family circle.
POLICE in Almeria have arrested a 22-year old for stabbing his father to death in Almeria city.
Acting on a call to the emergency services, police officers discovered the body of the 57-year old victim lying on the floor in a pool of blood in the sitting room of his home in Calle Alcor. Nearby they found a large kitchen knife covered in blood.
As the body did not initially appear to show any signs the victim had tried to defend himself investigators did not to begin with rule out suicide. What’s more, there were no indications the front door had been forced open, everything in the property appeared to be in its place and nothing had been stolen.
Further investigations and the nature of the stab wounds however led to the conclusion that the victim had not taken his own life. In fact there were more than 25 knife wounds in all, including one to the chest in the area of the heart.
The investigation shifted to focusing on the victim’s family circle.
According to police the son was put at the scene of the crime on the night in question, something which in his first statement to officers he had denied. A search of his home meanwhile led to the discovery of several items of clothing on which there were traces of his father’s blood.
In the suspect’s second statement to police he confessed to the crime.
Police revealed the suspect had in fact been detained 72 hours after the death of his father on the night of October 12, but the judge overseeing the case had ruled there actions should not be made public.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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