Detenido un hombre por matar a su madre con un arma blanca en un piso de Tarragona

The Mossos d’Esquadra have arrested a man accused of killing his mother with a knife in an apartment in Tarragona. The police apprehended the man in the house on Friday afternoon after finding him next to the body of his mother inside the residence.

The regional police received a call at two-thirty in the afternoon on Friday, reporting a disturbance at a home in the Sant Matías Block in the Sant Pere and Sant Pau neighborhood of Tarragona. Upon entering the home, they discovered the victim in the dining room, dead from multiple stab wounds. Her son was beside her and was arrested on suspicion of killing her.

The investigation is ongoing to determine the motives behind the attack. Police sources state that arguments in the home were common. The son was taken to the Mossos’ station and is awaiting judicial disposition in the coming hours.

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