THE Elche neighbourhood of El Pla is in mourning after a son killed his father before then committing suicide.
Reports say a 50-year-old man stabbed his father, aged 76, several times, before then taking his own life. The victim’s wife and mother of the attacker had gone out shopping with a friend and returned home to find the terrible scenes awaiting her. She raised the alarm as soon as she got home.
She told officers she had called her husband to say she was coming home and needed help with the bags but he didn’t answer and she carried the bags up to their apartment where she found the lifeless bodies of her husband and son on the hallway of the building.
Emergency paramedics arrived but could do nothing to save them. A blooded knife lay beside them.
The building and Paseo de Germanias was sealed off by police as officers attended the scene.
A psychologist from Psychologists Without Borders Alicante is now assisting the woman and her husband’s brother, who also appeared at the scene. The couple’s other daughter, who lives in Madrid, is due to arrive in Elche in the next day or so.