No PhotoName: “JMGC”.
Died: September 1, 2023.
Age at death: 25.
Cause of death: Poisoning.
Location: Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Down syndrome.

This young man’s mother took him to a hotel room, where she poisoned him and then herself. Police say she had become ill and was convinced no one would be able to take care of her son like she could.

Case Status:
LMC (Mother), deceased.

Woman takes her life after killing her disabled son
Una mujer mata a su hijo discapacitado y después se quita la vida en un hotel de València

67-year-old Woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: December 4, 2022.
Age at death: 67.
Cause of death: Dehydration.
Location: Puente de Vallecas, Madrid, Spain.
Disability: Multiple sclerosis, COPD, Alzheimer’s.

When she fell and could not get up, this woman’s husband allegedly left her on the floor, without caring for her or calling for help, for five days. When she died, he called emergency services, who found her in filthy conditions. Her husband had been reported for domestic abuse twice before.

Case Status:
Her husband, arrested; charged with murder and sexist hate-crime/domestic violence.

Man in Madrid detained for homicide after leaving wife to die on floor after a fall
Detenido en Madrid un hombre que dejó agonizar hasta la muerte durante cinco días a su mujer, enferma de esclerosis múltiple
Deja morir durante cinco días a su esposa con esclerosis tras caerse en su casa en Madrid
Detenido un hombre por dejar morir durante cinco días a su esposa con esclerosis múltiple tras caerse en su vivienda en Puente de Vallecas

Ramón Castellano de Torres

Photo of a balding middle-aged man with glasses, a collared shirt, and a serious expression.Name: Ramón Castellano de Torres.
Died: August 8, 2021.
Age at death: 73.
Cause of death: Stabbed.
Location: Morón de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain.
Disability: Unspecified degenerative disability.

Ramón’s wife stabbed him before jumping off the roof to her death. Ramón died next day of his injuries.

Ramón was an artist and art teacher, with his paintings displayed in galleries around the world. He also contributed to cultural and pedagogic magazines, illustrated children’s stories, and published several books about the town of Morón de la Frontera, where he lived for most of his life.

Case Status:
Beatriz R. (Wife), deceased.

Ramon Castellano de Torres Art
Murder or mercy, dying woman did not want to leave disabled husband alone
El drama de Bea y Ramón: ella tenía cáncer y mató a su marido, discapacitado, para no dejarlo solo
Wikipedia: Ramón Castellano de Torres
Una mujer mata a su marido, discapacitado, y se suicida arrojándose al vacío desde la azotea

Isaac Guillen

No PhotoName: Isaac Guillén.
Died: June 18, 2020 (Body found; died December 1, 2019).
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Drugged and strangled.
Location: Godelleta, Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Unspecified degenerative disease.

Isaac’s wife allegedly convinced her 17-year-old son that Isaac wanted to die due to his disability. Together, they drugged and strangled Isaac. Authorities say that her actual motive for killing Isaac was economic greed.

Isaac was a former police officer.

Case Status:
Biatriu (Wife), accused of murder.
Unnamed stepson, sentenced to 2 years for assisting suicide (court chose this charge because he believed he was assisting suicide rather than committing murder).

GODELLETA CRIME: Mother and son on trial over killing of disabled former police officer in Spain’s Valencia
They judge the minor accused of murdering her husband with his mother in Valencia – Digis Mak

Isaac Torrijos

Photo of a man with fair skin and very short gray hair, propped against a wheelchair headrest, wearing reflective sunglasses.Name: Isaac Guillén Torrijos.
Died: December 5, 2019.
Age at death: 45.
Cause of death: Asphyxia.
Location: Godelleta, Valencia, Spain.
Disability: Cerebellar ataxia.

Isaac’s wife allegedly drugged, beat, and strangled him to death and buried his body, possibly because she did not want to care for her disabled husband and stood to gain financially from his death. Police say she forced her teenage son to help her kill her husband.

Isaac was a retired police officer and the father of two children.

Case status:
Beatriz F C (Wife), charged with murder.
Unnamed minor son, spent 9 months in jail and released; serving as a witness.

«Mi madre me obligó a ayudarle a matar a Isaac»
La verdad sobre el crimen de Isaac: un seguro de 200.000 € y la falsa eutanasia en Suiza
«Mi madre me obligó a ayudarle a matar a Isaac»
Spanish police investigating financial motive for killing of disabled ex-cop on the Costa Blanca as wife remains in custody
El perfil criminalístico de la viuda negra de Godelleta

42-year-old woman

No PhotoName Unknown.
Died: April 10, 2019.
Age at death: 42.
Cause of death: Beaten.
Location: Puerto Rico, Mogan, Spain.
Disability: Mobility impaired.

This woman was beaten to death, and her partner is accused of the murder. The crime is considered particularly severe because the woman was unable to defend herself, as she was both mobility-impaired and intoxicated at the time. In the weeks before she died, she had been injured twice–both explained away by her partner as falls due to her disability.

Case Status:
Lars E.A. (Partner), charged with murder, aggravated by kinship, gender violence, and cruelty.

Swedish man faces up to 29 years, on trail, suspected of killing his partner in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria


No PhotoName: Dominique (last name unknown).
Died: August 30, 2017.
Age at death: 8.
Cause of death: Strangled.
Location: Elda, Alicante, Spain.
Disability: Autism, epilepsy.

Dominique lived with his foster father and his foster father’s girlfriend. While the foster father was at work, his girlfriend strangled Dominique with a T-shirt; then she staged a home invasion and claimed she and the boy had been assaulted.

Inconsistencies in her story made the truth come out, and she was convicted of murder.

Case status:
Alejandra G. P. (foster father’s girlfriend), convicted of murder, sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Prisión permanente revisable para la mujer que asesinó al hijo de acogida de su pareja
Las tres muertes de Dominique
«El niño de Elda murió estrangulado y la acusada sabía lo que hacía»
SHOCK CRIME: Woman on trial over autistic boy killing on the Costa Blanca
Pregnant woman raped while her 8-year-old boy murdered
8-year-old autistic boy murdered in Alicante as the killers raped his father’s pregnant partner
Child found dead, woman beaten, inside home in Spanish coastal town
Child’s murder and beating of pregnant woman shocks inland Spanish town
Investigan la muerte de un niño de 8 años y la agresión a la novia del padre de acogida
Investigan en Elda la muerte de un niño de 8 años y la agresión a la novia del padre de acogida
Elda despide con gran dolor al niño fallecido en el asalto a su piso
La Fiscalía pide prisión permanente revisable para la acusada de matar al hijo de su pareja en Elda
La fiscalía pide prisión permanente revisable para la acusada de asesinar en Elda al hijo de su pareja
Fiscalía pide prisión permanente revisable para la acusada de matar al hijo de su pareja en Elda
Piden la prisión permanente a la mujer que mató al hijo de su pareja en Elda
La fiscal reclama prisión permanente para la acusada de matar al hijo de su pareja en Elda
Piden prisión permanente revisable a la acusada de asesinar a un niño autista
Fiscalía pide prisión permanente revisable para la acusada de asesinar en Elda (Alicante) al hijo de su pareja

Andrea Lago Ordóñez

Photo of Andrea Lago, a blonde toddler sitting on a swing. She is wearing a white shirt and short pants, and smiling.Name: Andrea Lago Ordóñez.
Died: October 9, 2015.
Age at death: 12.
Cause of death: Dehydration.
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Disability: A degenerative neurological condition.

Andrea’s parents advocated for her feeding tube to be removed. She died of starvation and dehydration after four days without nourishment.

Case status:
Antonio Lago and Estela Ordóñez (Parents); no crime.

Spanish girl at centre of futile care controversy dies
Terminally ill Galician girl Andrea dies after four days off life support
Parents of terminally ill Galician child fight to take her off life support
‘Andrea está mejor sin la sonda. Durmió de un tirón y muy tranquila’