By Tara Rippin • 22 June 2020 • 17:27
THE suspect was arrested on Friday, June 19, for the alleged murder of his 60-year-old father.
And he appeared before a duty judge this morning at the Orihuela Court of First Instance, who ordered his provisional detention in prison, while the murder investigation continues.
Local Police officers arrested the alleged assailant after he barricaded himself in the garage before attempting to escape after allegedly murdering his father, who was found with his throat slit at the family home in Calle La Cruz de Albatera.
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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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