Man Said Beaten Wife Had Chocked On Bone

Story By: Lisa-Maria Goertz, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News

A Romanian man who called medics to say his wife had chocked on a bone has been arrested by Spanish cops after she died from a fractured skull.

The dead woman, a 31-year-old unidentified woman, also of Romanian nationality, lived with her partner in the city of Torrejon de Ardoz, in the central Spanish community of Madrid.

According to national newspaper ABC, her 37-year-old husband, also unnamed, called emergency services in the early hours of Monday morning saying that his wife had choked on a bone.

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Reportedly the woman was taken by ambulance to the hospital and interned in the intensive care unit with have a severe traumatic brain injury, otorrhagia (bleeding from the ear), and respiratory distress.

The woman went into a coma and died yesterday evening.

According to ABC, medical staff called police to say that the story of the husband was incompatible with her injuries, which were caused by a cranial fracture.

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According to a police report, investigators took statements from witnesses and the woman’s husband.

Reportedly, due to the incongruous declarations of her partner and after analyzing the place where the events took place, they arrested the man on suspicion of murder.

The judge for Violence Against Women in Torrejon de Ardoz sentenced the man, who is accused of homicide, to provisional prison without bail, according to Europa Press news outlet.

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According to ABC, the man has no previous criminal record for gender violence or restraining orders against him.

The police say they are investigating the case.

According to a recent study by the government of Spain, this year alone 16 women have been killed by their partners and 5 by former partners.

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A total of 1056 women have been killed violently in Spain since 1st January 2003 according to another report by the government department of Gender Violence.

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