The Destruction of A Family

Huétor Tájar woke to the terrible news that a man in his early 70s had killed his two grandchildren, aged 10 and 12. He then killed himself.

PON Huetor Tajar Killings MY24The man’s mental state was in turmoil after losing his wife and daughter (the mother of the two children) in a road accident on the 19th of March, in which he had been at the wheel. As a result of the accident, he lost his licence.

Again, reportedly, he had previously refused to hand over the two children to his son-in-law

The man had barricaded himself into his house and the Guardia Civil had called in a special hostage-negotiations unit, according to the provincial representative for the Central Government, Pedro Fernández.

When the police moved in, they found that the 72-year-old man had shot himself and when the officers searched the other rooms they found the bodies of the two children. Apparently, one had been strangled in his or her bed and the other had been shot.

According to the police negotiator, he had told them that he was going to get them ready for school, which made the police suspect that something was going to happen as they had been in contact with him most of the early hours of that morning trying to get him to give himself up to and bring the children out. His comment had made little sense under the circumstances, which is why they immediately moved in. The grandfather shot himself as they entered.

(News/Noticias: Huétor Tájar, Loja, Poniente, Granada, Andalucia)

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