Two more cases of domestic violence in the past twenty-four hours have brought the total number of fatalities in Spain so far this year to forty-five.
In San Fulgencio, Alicante province, a 70 year old UK national killed his 55 year old wife and then committed suicide.
David Rouse, a millionaire, shot wife Heather in the head as she slept at their home in San Fulgencio on the Costa Blanca. He left water and food for the couple’s pet dog and cat, placed his identification on a table and left the front door open before shooting himself.
Mr Rouse was suffering from terminal cancer and this is thought to be the main motive behind the murder and suicide.
In Vila-seca, Tarragona, a man shot his wife and then committed suicide. The acts were carried out in front of their young son who is said to be in a state of shock.
At the moment, the authorities do not know the reason for this shooting.