Tragedy on Tenerife

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Tenerife man kills wife, two children and himself

18 February 2008

SANTA CRUZ - A 49-year-old man died Friday after apparently throwing himself off the second-storey balcony of his apartment in Los Olivos de Adeje in Tenerife where police later discovered the blood-soaked bodies of his wife and two children, authorities said at the weekend.

Investigators suspect that Pascuale Ferrato, an Italian kitchen cabinet installer, took his own life after killing his 45-year-old Belgian-born wife, his seven-year-old son and his four-year-old daughter. All three were found stabbed to death in the apartment.

[Copyright EL PAÍS / J. M. PARDELLAS 2008]

Subject: Spanish news

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