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‘I did it for his own good’: Dad who killed baby

A Madrid man wrote a chilling letter before cutting the throat of his 19-month-old baby and seriously injuring his five-year-old son.

'I did it for his own good': Dad who killed baby
When emergency services arrived at the scene, they found the baby to have died from severe blood loss and the older boy to be seriously injured with a knife still stuck in his back. File Photo: Domini

Spanish police have found a note left behind by the father-of-two, Uruguayan national Jorge Diego C.A., in which he explained the reasons for murdering his two children.

“I’ve killed them for their own good, so they don’t suffer like I have and don’t live a life like their mother’s,” Spanish newspaper ABC reported him as writing.

The 32-year-old man went ahead with the crime, cutting the throat of his baby son and stabbing his five-year-old in the back.

Spanish police believe the man intended to commit suicide but may have been interrupted by the children’s mother, who turned up at the scene of the crime after repeatedly calling her husband to no avail.

“How could you have done this? Why would you do it?” one neighbour reportedly heard at around Sunday midnight.

He, along with other local residents, told Spanish daily El País that the couple argued “very often”, leading them to believe that the noises and screams they heard that night were due to yet another family quarrel.

When emergency services arrived at the scene, the baby was found to have died from severe blood loss and the older boy to be seriously injured with a knife still stuck in his back.

The children’s mother, who had recently separated from their father, received medical attention along with her sister, both of whom suffered an anxiety attack.

Spanish police are no looking into whether the man was drunk when he carried out the attacks on his children.

There are also indications he may have regularly beaten his wife. 

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Six arrested in connection with burglary at Ronaldo’s Ibiza house

Six people have been arrested in connection with the €3-million burglary at the house belonging to former Brazil forward Ronaldo, AFP learned on Thursday from sources close to the investigation.

Six arrested in connection with burglary at Ronaldo's Ibiza house

Paris Saint-Germain player Marco Verratti was staying at Ronaldo’s house in Ibiza but was not home when the burglars struck on Monday, making off with jewellery and money.

Two people were arrested in the port of Denia in eastern Spain and four others were held in the southern city of Malaga, these sources told AFP without further details.

According to the Spanish press, four of the six arrested are Albanian, the other two being a Spaniard and a Romanian, making up an organised gang specialising in burglary.

Press reports also claim that the Spanish police recovered a large part of the loot, estimated at around €3 million.

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