By Isha Sesay •
Published: 17 Jan 2020 • 17:15
A WOMAN is highly suspected of murdering her quadriplegic son before taking her own life in Spain.
As reported by officers working on the case, the 66-year-old woman had visited her 44-year-old son at a residential care centre in Ourense over the weekend. However, shortly after she left, employees found the man suffering from respiratory failure.
He was then rushed to the University Hospital of Ourense Complex (CHUO) where he sadly died the following day. An autopsy however revealed that his blood contained a significant amount of methadone, where medical staff determined that it would not have been possible for the man to inject himself with the drug considering the nature of his disabilities.
On the same day that her son died, the woman committed suicide at home after taking a lethal combination of heroin and prescription pills. According to local sources, the woman’s brother is a drug-addict and police now believe that she may have obtained the drugs from her sibling and used it take the lives of both herself and her son.
As Euro Weekly News understands, the Specialised Violent Crime Unit of the Police have taken charge of the investigation to determine the exact circumstances behind both deaths. It is understood that the son suffered from his severe physical disabilities after he was involved in a serious car accident a few years prior. Family members have also reported to the local press that the the mother ‘killed her son out compassion.’
Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is a paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and the torso. The loss is usually sensory and motor, resulting in the absence of both sensation and control.
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