A MURDER trial is underway in Palma Court, to decide on the fate of a man who allegedly attempted to murder his mother and killed his stepfather last year.
The incident occurred on the night of January 11, 2018 in Costa d’en Blanes, when the defendant, aged 27-years-old at the time, allegedly attacked his 46-year-old mother with a bayonet, subsequently murdering her partner when he tried to defend her.
He reportedly threw the bayonet into a neighbour’s garden when he left the house, however when he returned home and found them both alive he allegedly attacked them again with a large kitchen knife. The accused inflicted 18 stabs to his mother and 21 stabs to her partner, using such force that he broke the blade. After the attack, he called the emergency services to report two bodies in the house.
His mother was rushed to hospital with multiple serious injuries, but her partner died at the scene of severe blood loss and cardiac arrest. According to the defendant’s testimony, he felt psychologically harassed by his mother and her partner.
Prosecutors are asking that the defendant is jailed for at least 36 years and to be banned from communicating or being within 300 metres of his mother or her partner’s family for a period of seven years. They also request that he pays €125,000 to each of the victim’s children and €145,000 in damages to his mother.
The trial continues.