There are always the mother-in-law jokes owing to a lack of their popularity but a couple in a Jabugo (Huelva) really did have it in for her - they allegedly killed her.

The 58-year-old woman with a 33% disability, who was supposed to be in their care, died in a total state of abandonment. Don’t forget, yes is a mother-in-law to one of them, but the mother of the other.

According to the Guardia Civil they began their investigation after receiving news of the victim’s death owing to a “deplorable state of health, showing signs of severe malnutrition and dehydration.”

During their investigation they found that the couple who lived with the woman had neglected all basic care of the victim. The victim because of her disability,  suffered from ailments that required special care but instead the couple kept her shut in a room by herself with a padlock on the door with no access to food, drink or anywhere to carry out basic hygiene.

Furthermore the couple allegedly stopped medical visits and those of the social worker who was assigned to her, through threatening behaviour and verbal abuse. They also denied all access to relatives or friends, all the while making use of her pension.

The couple were soon arrested after her death and once the police had accrued evidence.

(News/Noticias: Jabugo, Sierra de Huelva, Huelva, Andalucia)

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