Cuevas del Almanzora killer caught fleeing to Murcia

A gypsy who yesterday shot and killed a man from Gambia in Cuevas del Almanzora was seized by the Guardia Civil as he attempted to flee to family members who lived in the province of Murcia. The killing happened yesterday at around 19.55, in calle Cuesta del Calvario, after neighbours called the police to report gunfire. Police arrived on the scene to find a 37 year old man from Gambia had been shot with a Continue reading Cuevas del Almanzora killer caught fleeing to Murcia

Spain reflects on 30 year anniversary of “The Almeria Case” – when police tortured and shot 3 innocent tourists

Tomorrow, 10th of May, will be the 30th anniversary of one of Spain’s most notorious cases of police brutality, when three young men on holiday in Roquetas del Mar and Pechina were tortured to death by the Guardia Civil after police wrongly thought them to be wanted ETA terrorists. Luis Cobo Mier, Juan Mañas Morales & Luis Montero García were three young men who had taken a long weekend off work at their workplaces in Continue reading Spain reflects on 30 year anniversary of “The Almeria Case” – when police tortured and shot 3 innocent tourists

Why so many murders?

Almería is, I was shocked to realised this week, quickly becoming famous across Spain for rather horrific and sad deaths. In fact, in the last three months Almería appears to have been dominating the headlines across Spain. In December we had the shocking murder suicide when 72 year old Antonio killed his wife and disabled 80 year old brother before killing himself, in Cóbdar. We then had the tragedy of the coastguard helicopter crash off Continue reading Why so many murders?

Woman killed by husband in Albox

A 49 year old man has killed his 42 year old wife with a knife this afternoon in Albox during a row over their forthcoming divorce, at their flat in Avenida Lepanto. The couple were both from the area and had lived in their Albox flat during the last 6 years. The wife worked as a social worker for Albox town hall, visiting the elderly and infirm, the husband was a lorry driver. The couple Continue reading Woman killed by husband in Albox

Chap in Adra kills his husband

In what is believed to be the first ever case of murder between spouses in a homosexual marriage in Spain, a man from Adra was killed by his (estranged) spouse yesterday. 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 Continue reading Chap in Adra kills his husband

Olula del Rio businessman kills 2 gypsy “mafiosos” over protection racket

A businessman in Olula del Rio has been arrested for the murder of two young gypsies. According to sources, the two gypsies (who belonged to the “Los Pertolos” clan of Albox), at 9am this morning, entered his marble quarrying business (Marmoles Ballester) to demand some protection money to prevent something unpleasant happening to his business. Unofficial sources suggest that they were armed with either guns or bats. The businessman vanished into his back room to Continue reading Olula del Rio businessman kills 2 gypsy “mafiosos” over protection racket

Doctors let paranoid man go – hours later, he kills in El Ejido

Rather a shocking story from the Poniente Hospital de Almeria– it seems that a group of “subsaharians” brought in a friend who seemed to be suffering from convulsions and hallucinations, a 25 year old man with initials K.K. It seems that over the last few days his behaviour had been going downhill, having got into several fights, until he reached a point where he was forcibly taken to hospital by his friends concerned at his Continue reading Doctors let paranoid man go – hours later, he kills in El Ejido