Spanish authorities arrested on Wednesday a 30-year-old woman for allegedly hacking her live-in partner to death.
A report by The Olive Press said that the woman of Honduras origin was taken into police custody from their home in Manacor.
This came after the couple’s neighbours alerted authorities for the heated argument between the two.
The dispute then moved to the apartment’s communal stairs located on Calle Sant Joan Baptista de la Salle.
Police arrived at the scene shortly and have found the body of a 32-year-old man of Ecuadorian origin lying in a pool of blood on the stairs.
He was moved to a landing floor for a cardiopulmonary resuscitation but was later pronounced dead on the spot.
Police said the victim sustained several stab wounds on his back, of which one pierced through his heart.
The Olive Press reported that the suspect admitted to stabbing her partner, but claimed it was self-defence.
The suspect said she was physically abused on several occasions and had recently taken a restraining order out against the victim.
According to the Homicide Group of the Policia Nacional, they have now taken over the investigation to clear the incident out leading up to the victim’s death.
In Spain alone, some 9,000 people were arrested for charges of gender violence during the state of alarm, including a man who killed his wife and two children prior to taking his own life by jumping from a balcony in Andalucia.
Of the total cases, police said 8,412 complaints were processed, while 245,000 times were contacted, and 70,000 investigations were conducted.
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