An 85-year-old woman is dead after it is suspected she was stabbed to death by her own son on Friday afternoon.
An unnamed 56-year-old man, who is a Spanish national and is thought to be the deceased woman’s son, has been detained. He stands accused of killing his elderly mother on Friday afternoon by stabbing her multiple times before calling emergency services.
The murder took place on Juan XXIII street in Aldaia, a Valencian town of just over 30,000 residents. Police discovered the deceased woman’s body, and arrested the son at the scence. The detained man was waiting for officers to arrive.
The murder has occured only weeks after a 53-year-old man was arrested, accused of stabbing his 80-year-old mother to death in the Valencian town of Moncada. In that incident, a mentally ill man attacked his parents with a kitchen knife, killing his mother and injuring his father.
The circumstances surrounding the murder in Aldaia are currently unknown, but initial reports suggest the detained man also suffered from mental illness.