Two children watch their father shoot their mother, aunt and grandmother in Spain
- José Luis Abet Lafuente, 45, shot the women in front of his two children in Valga
- The children, aged four and seven, prepared for school in the morning
- Lafuente called the police and confessed before he was found near Mother's house
A man was arrested after confessing that he had fatally shot his ex-wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law in front of the couple's two children.
The 45-year-old shot the women when his two children, ages four and seven, got ready for school yesterday morning in Valga, Spain.
José Luis Abet Lafuente then fled the scene before calling and confessing to the police.
He has now been arrested after being found near his mother's house and was brought to trial today to stand trial.
According to local media reports, he recently wrote to ex-wife Sandra Boquete Jamardo, 39, accusing her of not letting his children see him.
José Luis Abet Lafuente (45) (pictured at the court) shot the women when his two children, aged four and seven, were preparing for school in Valga, Spain
According to local media reports, he recently wrote to ex-wife Sandra Boquete Jamardo (39) (pictured) and accused her of not letting him see his children
Then he called the police and confessed before fleeing the scene. Lafuente has arrived at the Caldas de Reis farm
He is said to have sent her a message: "You go and ask me about a divorce and you also don't let me see the children," said the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
Ms. Jamardo put her children in the car at 8 a.m. to take them to school when Lafuente arrived with a gun, officials said.
She called her sister Alba (27) and her mother María Elena (57) for help.
Lafuente then shot her, although he saw that his children were sitting in the back of the car.
Ms. Jamardo (pictured) put her children in the car to take them to school at 8 a.m. when Lafuente arrived with a gun, according to official sources
Lafuente then fled the scene (pictured is his ex-wife's house) and went to the house where he lived with his mother, which was about 12 miles away
When Ms. Jamardo's sister and mother arrived, Lafuente also shot them both.
Lafuente then fled the scene and went to the house where he lived with his mother, which was about 12 miles away.
He reportedly threw the 32-caliber revolver into the nearby Tambre River and was later recovered by the police.
According to government officials, he had no license for the revolver.
Local authorities have announced three days of mourning.
The children are looked after by an uncle.
Lafuente then fled the scene and went to the house where he lived with his mother, which was about 12 miles away. Pictured is the court of Caldas de Reis, at which Lafuente was on trial today
According to local reports, the couple divorced last year, and although there had previously been no reports of violence, Ms. Jamardo was afraid of her ex-husband.
She even installed a surveillance camera around her house.
According to a local newspaper, neighbor Carlos Sanjurjo witnessed the triple murder and brought the children to his home to protect them.
According to Lavoz de Galicia, Sanjurjo said: "The oldest child was very nervous, vomited everywhere, and knew that his father had killed his mother."
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