IN the early hours of Tuesday morning the body of a young woman, 25,was found stabbed to death on the front steps of her building in Ciudad Jardin, Malaga.
National Police have confirmed that it is yet another case of gender violence. The young woman had made a complaint to the police some time ago and just days before her death she was the victim of another aggression, also at the hands of her ex-boyfriend with whom she had a four-year-old daughter.
Police have already detained her ex-boyfriend as the possible author of this hate crime; they found him in Puerto de la Torre in the house that the two once shared.
Veronica Frias had broken up with the suspect a few days before this crime was committed, her ex-boyfriend was unable to deal with her decision.
According to members of her family the couple would fight a lot and it was not unusual for him to hurt her. She was living in her father’s house due to a fight that the two had had last month.
According to a spokesperson from the Andalucia Women’s Institute she had made a formal complaint to the police in 2009 and, that same year, she separated from him and went to live in one of their shelters but soon left it to go back to him.
The young man has been sent to prison on remand until his case can be heard.
Police are still investigating the circumstances of the death and what may have led to it in the hope of shedding some light on this terrible, repetitive crime.
With this death there have now been 31 gender deaths nationally this year, seven of them in Andalucia.