The man, who cannot be named under Spanish law, claims that his 56-year-old wife simply lost her balance and hit her head on the curb while trying to get out of her car outside the Camposol home their.
But his wife is believed to have been left on the road after the fall and was eventually discovered by neighbors on Sunday. Police summoned to the scene later found the semi-naked and drunk man in the couple’s home, according to Spanish reports.
At first, the police believed the man and blamed him for being drunk, so they left her outside, but they quickly discovered that the two had just moved from the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, a few miles away. that’s about an hour. The victim, while living there, has reported domestic violence since 2007, even receiving a restraining order from her husband in 2014.
It is unclear whether Spain’s resources can adequately help the expats, who appear to be non-residents who have not updated their status post-Brexit.
Tamara Cobarro, the man’s attorney, has asked the court to remove her elderly client from prison pending an investigation, but the country’s Minister for Equality Irene Montero tweeted that she hopes the case The work would underscore Spain’s gruesome record of domestic violence and murder of women. Police told local Spanish media that she died of a blunt force wound to the head, adding that a complete autopsy was underway.
“We must continue to redouble our efforts in all organisations, working as one and having all the tools available to protect women,” she said.
The government’s main advocate against gender-based violence Victoria Rosell also thinks the system may have saved her. “Our condolences and support go to the family and friends of this woman who was a victim of gender-based violence,” she wrote on Twitter. “We have to admit that sometimes the system fails.”