AN ELDERLY man from Antequera accused of murdering his son may face 18 years in jail when his case is heard before a jury in May.
The alleged murder took place at the family home on January 17, 2014.
Malaga’s Public Prosecutor’s Office claimed that the accused, whose relationship with his son had been severely affected by the son’s drug habit, made the most of the fact that they were alone to attack his victim from behind with a sledge-hammer.
The son, the prosecutor continued, was unable to defend himself from the surprise attack and died shortly afterwards from repeated hammer-blows to his head.
The alleged attacker then reportedly cleaned up the blood and moved his son’s body to his bedroom before leaving the house, returning later to calmly watch television with the rest of the family.
Yet when policemen arrived a few hours later to enquire as to the whereabouts of the deceased, who was under surveillance, the father admitted to the attack.