Man kills wife and then commits suicide

A 66 year old man in Cartagena shot and killed his wife last night and then shortly afterwards took his own life using the same weapon, a shotgun.

The incident happened shortly after midnight in the Los Barreros district of Cartagena, Murcia. The bodies were found by the 17 year old son of the couple.

There appears to have been some discord within the family due to the fact that the woman had announced her intention to leave her husband, something he refused to accept. Preliminary investigations suggest that this situation was the prime motive for the killings.

There have been 31 domestic violence fatalities in Spain so far this year.

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