The town of Vilanova i la Geltrúm, Barcelona, has the unenviable distinction of being the site of the last domestic violence fatality of 2013 and the scene of the first fatality of 2014.
Police have arrested a 43-year-old man who allegedly burned his partner to death and reported it as an accident.
The suspect, Antonio S., called his wife’s family on Saturday to tell them she had suffered an accident. When medics arrived on the scene, they found the 43-year-old woman, Núria R. P., suffering from a blow to her head and with burns all over her body.
Police arrested Antonio S. on the scene. The suspect had been arrested for gender violence in the past and has been the subject of restraining orders.