The assailant, who immediately committed suicide with the same weapon, waited for the woman at the school where she worked as a cleaner
Today a new sexist crime has turned Malaga black. A woman was shot dead by her ex-partner at the door of the school where she works and where he was posted to wait for her. The murderer fired twice with a shotgun. The first detonation killed his ex-girlfriend and with the second he committed suicide in the same place, shot in the head.
The crime occurred around 8:50 a.m., ten minutes before Mari Ángeles, 46, was due to join the job when she was approaching the door of Colegio San Manuel. In the initial confusion, several passersby took refuge in a nearby bar, which drew the blind, and numerous neighbors leaned out of the windows and called 112.
One of the neighbors in the block facing the school said that he was still sleeping when he heard the shots: “The shots woke me up, I thought it was a dream, but my mother entered the room and told me that there were two dead in the street. She had a shot in the armpit part, while he had no face. It was like a movie.
Mari Ángeles is already the 26th victim of sexist violence so far this year and 1,103 since 2003. Two construction workers and a delivery man who were on the street at that time were the ones who witnessed the events. Also a colleague of Mari Ángeles, who had left school to buy bread. José, a 55-year-old from Cordoba, was lying next to her on the ground.
The agents of the Homicide Group of the National Police took charge of the investigation. They have collected evidence and testimonies at the scene, supported by their colleagues from the Scientific Police, who took various samples.
Then the victim’s son arrived, whose screams of pain overwhelmed the entire neighborhood. In fact, the Malaga City Council deployed its specialist psychologists in the area to assist relatives who came to school after learning of what happened.
Mari Ángeles was a mother twice with an old partner, her ex-husband, from whom she separated years ago, according to her neighbors. He lived with his children in the same block of flats located a few meters from the school where he worked, a journey that he made every morning to go to his post and that this Thursday ended in tragedy.
José and Mari Ángeles had been dating for two years. «He was living in her house. We saw him go in and out holding hands and embracing, without ever hearing an argument, ”explains one of the people who lives next door to the victim. There were also no previous complaints from the couple.
He was from Córdoba and there she told the neighbors that she had left a few months ago because she had a job. Then they did not see him in the area again, although some of them comment that a few days ago he seemed to come across someone who looked like José.
The truth is that the relationship had come to an end, without the reasons having transcended, and that is why they no longer saw him with Mari Ángeles. A neighbor insists that she deleted from her Facebook profile all the photos in which they appeared together and that, when asked if she would go to Córdoba with him, she flatly denied it.
This Thursday they looked out at the police cordon, still not believing what had just happened. Neighbors observed how the judicial procession proceeded to remove the corpses, which were transferred to the Institute of Legal Medicine (IML) in Malaga, so that the forensic experts could perform an autopsy.