A 35-YEAR-OLD Bulgarian man was arrested last Thursday and sent straight to prison for stabbing his partner eight times on the terrace of a bar in Canara Cehegin.
The incident occurred at around 2.00pm last Thursday as the couple ate in Bar Jupiter.
The victim, also Bulgarian and 32-years-old, was ‘saved from death’ after the owner of the bar intervened.
The couple began to argue loudly and eyewitnesses told the Spanish press that the man called the woman a ‘whore’.
The man then stood up and stabbed the woman eight times in the shoulder area with the same knife he had been eating with.
He then picked up a chair and smashed it across the woman’s head until it broke, continuing to beat her with a single leg of the chair.
The woman managed to escape the wrath of the man and crawled inside the bar for help.
The owner of the bar ushered the woman inside and guarded the entrance with a broom and a chair as the man came after her.
The emergency services were called and an ambulance arrived at the scene along with the Guardia Civil and the Policia Local.
The victim was taken to the regional hospital in Caravaca de la Cruz, where doctors extracted the blade of the knife from her shoulder area. She was then transferred to the hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca in Murcia where she was admitted to the intensive care unit.
Witnesses told the Spanish press that the man had tried to escape the scene, but they held him there until officers arrived.
The man was arrested at the scene and faced the Court of Instruction number 1 of Caravaca de la Cruz last Friday morning, charged with attempted murder.
This case comes as the second of gender violence in the region of Murcia in less than a week after a 31-year-old female was stabbed to death by her 48-year-old male colleague before he committed suicide at the centre they both worked in Molina de Segura supporting people with autism.