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A row between two brothers in Breña Alta, La Palma, ended fatally with one of the brothers stabbing the other to death in the presence of their mother.
Breña Alta - 11.10.2004
- When Miguel Angel T.M of 50 years of age, realised that he had killed his
brother he attempted suicide by covering himself in gasoline and setting himself
Neighbours called the police when they saw smoke coming from the family
house, little did they know that it was caused by Miguel Angel setting fire to
himself after killing his brother. The victim, Mauro T.M, 53, employee of Breña
Alta town hall, was rushed to hospital by the emergency 112 service still alive,
but died in the early hours of Sunday morning due to the severe injuries.
His brother with 80 per cent of his body burnt was taken to the University
Hospital in Tenerife and may be transferred to a Special Unit for Burns in
Seville, Spain. The reasons behind the row are still unknown.