Husband kills wife with shotgun

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4 October 2004, SEVILLE –A husband shot dead his wife with a shotgun after she took out a protection order, police said Monday.

4 October 2004

SEVILLE –A husband shot dead his wife with a shotgun after she took out a protection order, police said Monday.

The man gave himself up to the Guardia Civil in Herrera, near Seville.

The identity of the victim and the husband have not been released.

But police sources said that the husband was arrested last year for attacking his wife.

Police were instructed to keep extra watch on the couple after they had been seen in a cafeteria a month ago.

The husband did not have a gun certificate and it is unclear how he got the shotgun.

The murder brings the number of victims of domestic violence to 54 this year.

Last year, 53 women died at the hands of ex-partners or boyfriends.

Prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has promised to crackdown on domestic violence.

His government has brought in a draft law which would introduce heavier penalties and introduce specialist teams to deal with the issue.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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