The 34 year old victim (Manuel L.), who worked at Adra town hall, had recently separated from his Moroccan spouse and was seeking divorce citing his violent temperament. The murder took place on their 3rd anniversary.
Police and ambulance arrived shortly after a neighbour alerted them but were unable to save the victims life, although he was able to indicate the name of his killer before dying. This lead to a massive manhunt that tracked the man into the greenhouses of the nearby countryside. Guardia Civil eventually found the mans body in a greenhouse where he had committed suicide by hanging himself.
A day of mourning has been declared in Adra in honour of the deceased victim.