By Oisin Sweeney • 09 February 2021 • 22:07
Image: Policia Nacional
A SEVILLE man who confessed to his daughter and police after brutally murdering his wife with an axe faces trial for his brutal crime.
A man who brutally murdered his wife with an axe in Seville Province will face trial next month – having already confessed to the killing in a phone call to his daughter shortly after the horrific crime.
Prosecutors are seeking a 25-year sentence for Emilio V.T – who savagely beat his wife Rosa before causing her 94 injuries in an axe attack that took her life. The couple had been married for 47-years and lived in the small suburban city of Dos Hermanas – 15 kilometres south of Seville.
According to court documents, one afternoon in January 2019 the self-confessed killer returned home to be chastised by his wife for being late. This sent him into a rage, leading to a violent assault that caused her to flee to the house’s basement. He pushed her down the stairs before punching, kicking, and choking the 69-year-old victim – before finally delivering a “multitude” of blows with an 11 centimetre axe blade.
After the frenzied attack, he allegedly washed his hands and called one of his daughters to say “I think I’ve killed your mother”. He subsequently confessed to the 112 emergency operator he dialed, and to Policia Nacional officers who arrived at the bloody scene.
The horrendous case is the latest of Spain’s long-running and ongoing gender violence crisis – with nearly half of the country’s prison inmates serving sentences for crimes against women.
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Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...
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