Spanish police arrest three suspects in beating Samuel Luiz to death

The Spanish National Police detained two men and one woman suspected of violent aggression that culminated in the death of young Samuel Luiz, 24 years old, at dawn on Saturday, in A Coruña.

Quoted by news agency Efe, Spanish Supreme Court sources were unable to specify when the three young people, aged 20 and 25, will be heard in a hearing.

Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska confirmed the group’s detention, but declined to say whether the investigators are working with any concrete hypothesis as to the reason for the attack.

All incriminating elements are being analyzed, as well as others that may determine what happened.” only the ruler advanced.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, according to Efe, also asked the media to leave the police forces “work calmly”, because they are doing a job “Relevant”.

According to the Minister of Interior, the investigation remains open and further arrests are not ruled out, noting that the police, together with the Public Ministry and the Court, are analyzing all the reasons that may be in the cause of the murder.

This morning, sources close to the investigation told Efe that at least 15 people had been interrogated before the arrests.

According to the Spanish news agency, at the moment, all avenues of investigation are open to clarify the murder, although the first indications point to the fact that the reason for the attacks was not homophobic in nature.

At dawn on Saturday, Samuel Luiz was attacked by several people while he was making a video call, after a group of young people thought he was being filmed.

Presenting several bruises and significant blows to the head, the young man ended up not resisting the injuries and died two hours after being admitted to the Hospital Complex of Coruña.

On Monday, thousands of people demonstrated in several cities in Spain to demand justice in the case of the murder of Samuel Luiz.

Emotional protest concentrations followed in A Coruña, Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Valencia, under the commotion of the murder of the young man, who has already been condemned by the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, on the social network Twitter.

In the Galician city, the scene of the crime, thousands of people gathered in Praça Maria Pita, summoned by LGBT groups, who attributed the death to homophobic hatred.


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