Sevilla woman arrested for allegedly trying to suffocate her baby

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SEVILLA woman arrested by the Guardia Civil after allegedly attempting to suffocate her eight-month-old daughter

Guardia Civil officers in the municipality of Lora del Río, in the province of Sevilla, have arrested a 30-year-old woman who was allegedly trying to end the life of her eight-month-old baby by suffocation.

It was the neighbours who first alerted the police, after hearing raised voices from the woman’s home, and several of them called the Guardia Civil to report that they believed a possible case of mistreatment of the woman towards her husband was occurring, at which point, a patrol of two officers from the local barracks was deployed to the location.

Upon arrival at the reported address, the officers verified that the detainee was in a state of drunkenness, and on interviewing the husband, he revealed that in the middle of an argument, his wife had hit him in the hands and his face with a large knife, and had then allegedly attempted to suffocate their eight-month-old daughter, while shouting, “I’m going to kill myself”.

The prompt action by the neighbours in alerting the police, and the subsequent rapid deployment of the Guardia Civil officers to the scene, clearly saved the life of the young baby girl, who thankfully did not suffer any apparent injuries during the mother’s attempt to suffocate her.

According to the first investigations carried out by the officers, the incident occurred as a result of a discussion in which the woman asked the husband – who has Spanish nationality, as does the girl – to sign the resignation papers to return to his country of origin, Nicaragua, as he was in Spain as an illegal alien, as reported by diariodesevilla.es.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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