In the last few hours, six people have been victims of crimes that the police are already investigating as sexist murders: a woman and her two children in Cuenca, a 20-year-old woman and her mother in Granada, and another 76-year-old woman in Malaga.

This Saturday, the Civil Guard found the dismembered bodies of a woman and her two children, ages 5 and 7, in a home in Las Pedroñeras, Cuenca. The security forces are investigating the 44-year-old partner and father of the victims, who has already been arrested, as the alleged perpetrator of the crime. According to investigation sources consulted by the EFE agency, the woman’s disappearance was reported by a person close to the family this Friday afternoon, which launched the agents’ search mechanism, which culminated in the discovery. of the bodies in a house adjacent to their residence. The woman was included in the Comprehensive Monitoring system in cases of Gender Violence (VioGén System) and had a restraining order against her attacker.

In Andalusia, two cases of gender-based violence have been reported in the last 24 hours, one in Granada and one in Malaga. In Granada, a 34-year-old man has murdered his ex-partner, aged 20, and her mother, aged 49, before committing suicide. The sub-delegate of the Government in Granada, José Antonio Montilla, has pointed out that the young woman was not registered in the protection system for victims of gender violence (VioGen) and there were no previous complaints of abuse. The aggressor, with a history unrelated to gender violence, used a shotgun to kill both women and then committed suicide with the same weapon at his home, according to the main hypothesis of the investigation.

And in Fuengirola (Málaga), a 76-year-old woman was allegedly strangled to death by her partner, a 75-year-old man, who then tried to commit suicide by swallowing pills. It happened at around 11:10 p.m. on Friday in Calle Juan Sebastián Elcano, near the seafront promenade. The alleged attacker survived and has already been arrested. The victim had not previously filed complaints against her partner nor had any protection measures from the Viogen system, according to the Government delegate in Andalusia, Pedro Fernández, in an appearance before the media in Granada.

The Minister of Equality, Ana Redondo, has convened a special committee for Thursday, July 4, to evaluate and study these recent murders. In statements to journalists, Redondo has strongly condemned sexist violence, calling the day “terrible for Spanish society in general.”

“We have been informed of several sexist murders: a 20-year-old woman in Granada; another in Malaga, 76 years old; and a woman in Cuenca, along with her two children, although this is still being investigated,” she stated. Furthermore, she has warned about the danger of denying sexist violence and has emphasized the need to condemn it daily, since gender violence is a structural problem that prevents progress towards equality.

The Andalusian Regional Minister for Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality, Loles López, has expressed her “shock” over the murders that have taken place in the autonomous community. “Another dark day for a scourge that never ends, that does not understand age, does not understand place and that to combat it requires the unity of the whole society,” she said in an audio sent to the media. López has given all her “support and affection” to the relatives, in a message published on her ‘X’ profile.


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