A man with a history of violence killed his wife and son and then committed suicide

The police register a new femicide and child murder due to the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence. The incident occurred in the town of Uncía, Potosí, where a man killed his concubine, took his three-year-old son to another community, murdered him there, and later committed suicide.

Colonel José Luis Murillo, national director of the Special Unit to Combat Violence (Felcv), reported that the femicide, child murder followed by suicide, took place around 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday.

The 21-year-old woman was killed with severe blows to the head, which resulted in head trauma. The subject then took his three-year-old son to another ward, where he strangled him and then hanged himself.

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“According to a forensic medical examination, there are both skull injuries. The death is due to head trauma and asphyxiation. Later the subject took the child and strangled it and he hanged himself,” said the police chief.

The case is being investigated. According to the preliminary report, the person had a history of violence and was under house arrest. However, at the victim’s request, he managed to lift this precaution.

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