In a tragic incident in Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, Spain, Silvia López Gayubas, a 48-year-old mother, was found dead in her family home’s garage, with signs of violence, including blows and a stab wound to the neck.
The horrifying discovery led authorities to arrest her two adopted sons, aged 15 and 13, both Russian teenagers. The investigation revealed that the teens allegedly attempted to stage a kidnapping by informing their grandmother, and they were later found in a local park after a search.
The elder son, aged 15, is facing “closed confinement” for six months and will be admitted to the Parayas Youth Socio-Educational Center. As the younger child is 13, he is too young to be charged criminally. Both children, adopted from Russia, were transferred to the Armed Institute Command in Santander following the incident.
The younger child awaits placement in a child protection center and will undergo a psychosocial examination before a prosecutor decides on potential precautionary measures.
Despite the shocking nature of the crime, there were no previous complaints or reports of violence within the family. The Civil Guard of Spain has not yet recovered an alleged weapon.
The local community, including Castro’s mayor Susana Herrán, expressed dismay at the tragic news. The investigation continues to unfold, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident. Read the full story here ▶