Motril in mourning: A minute’s silence is observed after 19-year-old woman is fatally stabbed

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Motril in mourning: A minute's silence is observed after 19-year-old woman is fatally stabbed
CREDIT: Ayto de Motril

Motril in mourning: A minute’s silence is observed after 19-year-old woman is fatally stabbed.

MOTRIL is in mourning following the death of 19-year-old ‘Marina’ who allegedly died at the hands of her partner, a 34-year-old woman, at the home they shared in the Varadero-Santa Adela neighbourhood.

A minute’s silence was observed outside the town hall at 12 noon today, Wednesday, April 14, as council representatives and others who gathered carried banners that read: ‘Motril Against Violence.’

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The young woman was discovered with fatal stab wounds at a farmhouse in Camino de Pataura on Tuesday, April 13.

The victim’s partner reportedly turned herself into National Police in Motril, and allegedly confessed to the killing, reports Ideal.

This afternoon, Motril Council expressed “its revulsion after the crime that has cost the life of a young Motrileña.”


Following a minute’s silence, the mayor Luisa María García Chamorro said: “It’s the hardest day in recent times, leaving two families shattered.”

She added that the people of Motril are “going through a terrible time at the moment,” and passed on condolences to all those affected by the young woman’s death.

“Two families are broken today, one because they have lost a daughter and the other because of their daughter’s alleged involvement.


“We condemn any kind of violence, although we cannot yet qualify it as domestic violence because an investigation is underway,” she said.

“Our thoughts are with Marina and Araceli, the last two victims in Motril. We will work hard to eradicate acts of violence in our municipality,” the mayor told press gathered in Plaza de España.

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Tara Rippin
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