Alleged murderer arrested in Marbella ‘had previous gender violence complaints’ against him

MURDER VICTIM: Maria Adela Fortes Molina MURDER VICTIM: Maria Adela Fortes Molina Facebook

THE man arrested on the Costa del Sol for the alleged stabbing to death of his partner with more than 30 knife wounds had a history of gender violence it is claimed.

Sources close to the investigation claim that there have been seven complaints against him by two previous partners.

When officers found the body Maria Adela Fortes Molina, aged 44, she had been stabbed around thirty times with a knife.

After the alleged murder, the man fled the scene in La Viñuela but was quickly traced to Marbella where he was detained by Local Police.

It is believed the couple had only recently met through social networks after Maria became widowed four years ago.

And, just two months ago, she lost a 17-year-old son to multiple sclerosis.

The town hall in La Viñuela has announced two days of official mourning and convened a rally to observe a minute of silence as a protest against male violence.

• Gender violence helpline – call 900 200 999 or 016

RELATED: ‘Blood-covered’ man arrested on Costa del Sol after stabbing partner 30 times to death

Karl Smallman

Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Do you think it’s important to speak Spanish, living or holidaying in Spain?

New online edition graphic

Create Spain Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Spain? Subscribe here.