This dentist has been arrested for killing his diabetic girlfriend after beating her and filming her on his phone as she lay dying in Barcelona with her family dubbing him a “psychopath”.
According to local media, Susana Cortes, 42, died at her home in the town of Viladecans near the north-eastern Spanish city of Barcelona on 18th June.
Her 49-year-old boyfriend, identified as Mariano, a dentist from Argentina, is said to have refused to help the victim in her last moments and instead filmed her with his phone allegedly after having beaten her, according to reports. He has been arrested for homicide.
The victim’s autopsy showed that she had suffered a hyperglycaemic crisis, a metabolic emergency associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, as well as bruises and marks compatible with physical assault, according to local media.
Three months after allegedly finding footage on Mariano’s phone, the police have arrested him for omission of his duty to help, abuse and homicide, according to reports.
The victim’s brother Daniel Cortes claimed that she was recently found “naked and in agony on the floor” and had displayed signs of violence on at least four occasions during their four-month relationship.
The victim’s family said that Mariano has diabetes as well so he knew what to do in an emergency situation, according to local media.
Commenting on a conversation with the police, Cortes’ sister-in-law Tatiana Sanchez claimed that the one scene in the footage shows the victim asking Mariano for a fizzy drink to raise her sugar levels while he allegedly does nothing.
She added: “There is also an audio recording where he asks her how she is feeling, and she responds ‘how do you want me to feel after the beating you gave me?’”
Sanchez added: “He left her to die, he is a psychopath.”
The investigation is ongoing.
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