85-year-old arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death

CREDIT: Policia Nacional

An 85-year-old has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death in Vallecas, Madrid, before apparently wounding himself with the knife.

THE octogenarian was arrested on Sunday, January 17, after his wife died of a “deep stab wound to the chest”, and was provisionally jailed without bail.

He will now be investigated for the alleged murder of the 83-year-old woman.

The 112 Emergency Centre of the Community of Madrid received reports of a possible assault with a knife at the couple’s home shortly before 11am on Sunday.

Summa 112 health personnel were deployed, but when they arrived at the scene they were only able to confirm the victim’s death.

In addition, they treated the 85-year-old man who had multiple “apparently self-inflicted” wounds to his throat and stomach, according to the National Police.

Citizen Security cordoned off the area and the Group of Violent Crimes of the Scientific Police Brigade carried out an inspection of the scene.

Group VI of Homicides of the Judicial Police Brigade has taken over the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident.


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