Man in Almeria remanded in custody following alleged stabbing of son

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MINUTE SILENCE: A minute silence was held at the Diputacion de Almeria yesterday (Tuesday) ©Diputacion de Almeria

A MAN has been remanded in custody after he allegedly stabbed his 9-year-old son to death in Balerma.

According to Spanish media, the incident occurred on Friday, when the boy’s father stabbed his son after he had ‘hurt his mother’.

The suspect, who reportedly called the police himself to report the incident, handed himself in to Guardia Civil officers once they arrived on the scene.

He now faces charges of murder, domestic violence towards his partner and a crime against moral integrity.

The man’s wife and other young son were reportedly present in the house at the time of the alleged killing and were transferred to the West Hospital of El Ejido to receive treatment for anxiety.

Since the child’s death, minute silences have been held across the province to mark the boy’s death, including at the Diputacion de Almeria which saw the Mayor of El Ejido, representatives of the City Council of Almeria and emergency services all partake.

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