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Brit arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife in Murcia

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A British national has been arrested by police on suspicion of murdering his 56-year-old wife

The man’s wife, also a British national, was found dead with a blow to her head outside her home in their resort residence in Murcia, ( the capital of a region also named Murcia), Spain, on Sunday, December 4.

The couple lived in Urbanisation Camposol, in the municipality of Mazarron, an area popular with British expats.

The emergency 112 services were reportedly alerted by a neighbour, who discovered the woman lying on the ground outside the property. The victim was already dead by the time police and paramedics arrived.

A Guardia Civil spokesperson confirmed a British man had been arrested on suspicion of murder, commenting:

“We were called just after 1 am on Sunday. A British man aged 69 was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife after she was discovered lying dead outside their property. He was handed over to a judge for further questioning earlier today. The dead woman is also British.

She had suffered a blow to the head and although detectives are still awaiting the results of the autopsy, everything is pointing towards her having suffered a violent death which is being treated as a homicide.”

Denial

Despite adamantly denying any involvement in the early-morning head injury to his accused victim, the un-named 69-year-old was remanded in custody at a court hearing.

His attorney, Tamara Cobarro, stated that she would contest the decision to imprison him and work to have him released on bail while the inquiry is ongoing.

After learning that the suspect’s wife had reported him to police on numerous times between 2007 and 2014 and that safety precautions were in place, they referred to her death as a “gender-violence murder.” The case continues, please check back to discover updates to this story.

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