Elderly woman battered to death in Jacarilla, Alicante

A 78 year old woman from Jacarilla, Alicante, died early on Saturday morning after being violently beaten by a family member. The woman was transferred to the Hospital Comarcal in Orihuela in a critical condition but failed to recover.

At around 07:00, a family member apparently arrived at the woman’s home in avenida de la Cruz to demand money. During a heated discussion, the woman was struck on the head with a blunt instrument.

After the alleged assailant left the scene, he husband notified the authorities. The assailant was later arrested at his home.

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