Madrid(IANS): A man who strangled his pregnant wife and showed her dead body to his father in Romania using a webcam has been arrested here, authorities said.
The incident occurred Monday in the Madrid suburb of Torrejon de Ardoz and the arrest was facilitated by Romanian police. The killer from Romania, identified only as D.M., strangled his wife, also Romanian, Madrid police commander Emilio Alcazar told a press conference Tuesday.
The 19-year-old victim apparently told her husband that she intended to break off their relationship and said that the child she was expecting was not his. After strangling her, the man contacted his father in Romania by Internet and using a webcam showed him his wife’s body.
He also told his father that when his wife’s 13-year-old sister got home, he was going to kill her too. It was D.M.’s father who alerted Romanian police to the homicide, and they in turn notified the Spanish police.
Spanish police officers went to the couple’s home and after they rang several times, D.M. opened the door. Inside they found the woman’s body on the bed and the victim’s sister, who had just returned home and was unhurt.
When she got home the younger girl apparently asked where her sister was and D.M. told her that she was asleep. The suspect made no resistance when he was arrested, but has so far declined to give a statement.
The victim’s sister, for her part, has gone to live with her mother, who also lives in Spain. This death brings to 17 the number of women murdered in incidents of domestic violence in Spain to date in 2011.