Prison for the octogenarian accused of killing his wife with hammer blows in Madrid

The 84-year-old man has acknowledged the facts before the judge, as he already affirmed to the police officers who came to his home: “Come in, I have killed her, take me away.”

Facade of the building where the couple lives, in Moratalaz.E. M.

The judge has decreed the admission to prison for the octogenarian accused of killing his wife by beating her with a hammer in the Madrid neighborhood of Moratalaz last Tuesday, according to legal sources informed Efe.

In his statement before the head of the Court of Violence against Women number 10 of Madrid, the accused has acknowledged the facts before the judge, which has issued provisional prison communicated and without bail. The 84-year-old man is accused of a crime of murder and will be transferred to the Soto del Real prison, the same sources have added.

The attack took place around eight o’clock in the afternoon last Tuesday at his home located at number 1 Montpellier street and it was the neighbors of the couple who notified the National Police when they heard the cries of the woman, 81, calling for help from the window of his house.

When the agents arrived at the scene, it was the husband himself who opened the door of the home for them. “Come in, I’ve killed her, take me away”said the man very calmly to the police, according to the sources of the investigation. However, the woman was still conscious and was treated by the Summa 112 staff for a severe head injury.

After being intubated, she was transferred with a serious prognosis to Hospital 12 de Octubre, where she died hours later from the wounds suffered, as she had lost a lot of blood. The man repeatedly attacked the woman with a hammer to the head and the tool was analyzed by investigators.

The investigations indicate that the man suffered from “pathological jealousy” and thought that his wife saw other individuals. There was no record of sexist violence or previous complaints. In recent times, the couple’s neighbors had heard arguments between the two.

The Delegation against Gender Violence confirmed the macho nature of the murdered, that raises to 20 the number of women killed by gender-based violence in Spain in 2021 and 1,098 since 2003.

The 016 attends to all victims of sexist violence 24 hours a day and in 52 different languages, as well as the mail [email protected]. Attention is also given by WhatsApp through the number 600000016 and minors can contact the phone of the ANAR Foundation 900 20 20 10.


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