A 41-year-old man has been arrested for killing his ex-wife, his former sister-in-law and his ex-mother-in-law in front of his young children.
The suspect, identified as Jose Luis Abet Lafuente, is accused of killing his former wife Sandra Boquete Jamardo, 39, her sister Alba B.J., 27, and their mother Maria Elena J.F., 58, in the municipality of Valga in the province of Pontevedra located in the north-western Spanish region of Galicia.
According to reports, the incident occurred when Boquete Jamardo was leaving her home to take her two children, aged seven and four, to school.
The victim’s ex-husband, who she divorced in January 2018, jumped out in front of her and shot her in front of their kids, according to local media.
According to a police reconstruction of the scene, Boquete Jamardo’s mother and sister went out of the house to see what was happening and they were also allegedly shot by Abet Lafuente.
The suspect then fled to his home in the municipality of Ames where he reportedly called the authorities to confess to the crime.
Two neighbours who heard the gunshots arrived on the scene to take the young children to safety.
The Civil Guard has found the weapon used by the suspect and he is under arrest, according to reports.
The motive for the murder is still unclear, although reports said that Abet Lafuente’s social media page has been filled with angry messages about his divorce in recent weeks.
There have been no previous reports of violence between the divorced couple.
The investigation is ongoing.
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