Woman stabbed to death by boyfriend

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22 October 2004, HUELVA - A woman who had joined a help group for battered women was stabbed to death by her partner, police said Friday.

22 October 2004

HUELVA - A woman who had joined a help group for battered women was stabbed to death by her partner, police said Friday.

The 27-year-old Cuban boxer then set fire to the woman's body in the southern city of Huelva.

The suspect, who is an illegal immigrant, was in hospital after suffering serious burns.

The murder brings the number of woman who have died from domestic violence this year to 59.

The Socialist government of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is to introduce a new law to crack down on domestic violence.

The draft-legislation, which was passed last month, will introduce specialised teams of lawyers, better protection for women and tougher sentences for aggressors.

Police said Friday the Cuban, who had a long history of violent crime, killed the 36-year-old woman as they sat in a car together.

It was not yet known why the woman, who has not been named, was with her former partner.

He stabbed her in the neck and the throat then set fire to the car.

The man, who sustained serious burns, was taken to hospital and is a serious condition.

The woman, who was a teacher, refused to make a formal complaint to the police about her former partner.

Her mother suffered a heart attack when she was told of her daughter's murder.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

 

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