Triple homicide shocks Argentina
A MARTIAL arts instructor killed his ex-girlfriend, her sister and her grandmother in Argentina over the weekend, authorities said, days after a mass protest against a brutal series of women’s killings.
Armed with a gun and a knife, the 30-year-old man went on a bloody rampage at his ex-girlfriend’s home in the western town of Godoy Cruz, killing the three women and badly wounding a seven-month-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, investigators said.
The man then opened the home’s gas burners and lit a candle, but police arrived before an explosion could occur.
The triple homicide comes after thousands of Argentines dressed in black protested on October 19 against the brutal rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, the latest in more than a year of mass marches to protest violence against women.
Women’s rights groups have launched a movement condemning not only brutal violence against women, but what they say is a culture and society that values them less than men. –