Monday, November 28

They investigate the stabbing death of a woman in Benalmádena as a possible sexist crime


A 69-year-old woman died last night at her home in Benalmádena (Málaga), after receiving more than twenty stab wounds at the hands of her husband, 80 and diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The investigation is still open at this time in order to determine if it is a case of sexist violence, after the facts have been transferred to the Government Delegation against Gender Violence.

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This was announced by the delegate of the Government of Spain in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, who has expressed his support for the victim’s relatives and has lamented, through his Twitter account, that “violence continues to cause enormous pain.”

According to police sources, the alleged perpetrator of the crime has already been arrested by the National Police, which continues to investigate the event. Against him, there are three previous complaints filed by the victim and by police reports, but there were no judicial protection measures.

Confirmation pending

The 112 Andalucía Emergency service received the notice at 10:30 p.m. for a possible case of gender-based violence at a home in Benalmádena. The coordinating center activated the health services and the National Police, who found the lifeless body of the woman with numerous stab wounds.

The victim was of British origin, like her husband, who has a psychological illness with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s, according to police sources.

The Government delegate has reported that the investigation is still open “to clarify the facts and confirm if it is a crime of gender violence.” For his part, the sub-delegate of the Government in Malaga, Javier Salas, has also echoed the news and, through his social networks, has lamented the death of the woman, transferring his “support and solidarity to the family of the victim”.





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