Dead pensioner’s death suspected gender violence

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THE husband of a 73-year old women found dead in her home in Jaen on Sunday has been arrested in what shows all the signs of another case of gender-based violence, Spanish press reported.

The victim’s daughter came upon her mother’s body when she went round to the house in the provincial capital.

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Initial investigations suggest she had been hit several times with an iron bar, according to Spanish media reports.

The couple were in the process of going through a separation, but there had been no reports of mistreatment or abuse.


“So much pain is unbearable. We will not stop until we have finished with gender-based violence”, tweeted acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on his Twitter account on Monday.

He continued, “Our society cannot tolerate this gender-based violence which kills, mistreats, humiliates women.”

Local and provincial politicians joined local residents in a minute’s silence in memory of the pensioner in front of Jaen City Hall on Monday.


If this is proven to be a gender-based violence death it would be the 40th case this year in Spain.





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