Double homicide with a twist

Almería victim went to prison for murder more than 10 years ago

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Forensic police comb the murder scene as Encarna’s body lies between two vehicles (EFE)

By Richard Torné

An Almería woman shot dead along with her partner in Murcia at the weekend served six years in prison for murdering her husband in 2005, it has emerged.

The body of the woman, 58-year-old Encarna T., and her partner, shepherd José Navarrete, 52, were found on Saturday (April 16) outside their country house in Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia.

According to press reports, both victims had been shot twice. The bodies were found lying close to each other at the entrance to their home, called the ‘Rincón de Guitarra’. From the position of the bodies investigators believe Encarna had been gunned down as she attempted to flee her attacker.

A man, identified as neighbour Juan A., 42, was arrested hours later and charged with their murder.

However, in a bizarre twist it has emerged that Encarna, who was buried in her home village of Vélez Rubio on Monday, had served six years prison for gunning down her 50-year-old husband in December 2005.

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