Neighbours claim they witnessed him beating up the deceased

Torrevieja was shocked by a new episode of violence on Monday when a Swedish man allegedly beat his father to death.

It was in the afternoon of Monday, January 11th when a resident called the emergency services to inform them his father had died. The Guardia Civil and an ambulance were sent to the property, apartment 11 of the building at number 73 on Calle Santander, but they could only confirm the death of the man, whose body showed clear signs of violence.

At first the law enforcement did not rule out that it could have been a robbery, but according to neighbours the reason for his death could have been that his son, a 45 year old Swiss man with alcohol problems, had been punching him shortly before.

The neighbours told that since a month ago, when the father and son moved into the property, there were constant arguments, and that the son’s abuse of his father could have ended up in a case of parricide.

According to witnesses, the fight started in the street, where the son had started to hit his father, who was dragged into the flat they both shared after receiving a brutal beating that could have ended in his death.

Guardia Civil sources told COSTA DAILY’s Spanish sister publication, DIARIO DE LA VEGA, that on that same Monday a 45 year old man had been arrested for his possible connection with the death of his parent and that on Tuesday he gave a declaration in the Torrevieja Guardia Civil station. The same sources said the investigation was subject to a secrecy order and they are waiting for the results of an autopsy that was being performed at the Institute of Forensic Anatomy in Alicante.