Fábio Santos, the 35-year-old man who shot his ex-wife in the head before trying to commit suicide in Vilamoura on Thursday (February 7), died at Faro Hospital this weekend, a hospital source told Lusa news agency.
According to the same source, his ex-wife, 30-year-old Fátima Jesus, is still being treated in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
As the Resident reported, the shooting is believed to have been a “crime of passion”.
The couple, who had lived together in Armação de Pêra, had recently separated on bad terms.
Police sources told national media that after a bitter discussion, the man shot the woman in the head “through the window of her car” in front of the Lake Resort where she works as a masseuse. He then attempted to commit suicide by also taking a shot to the head.
The couple was found “still conscious” and taken to Faro Hospital.
According to Correio da Manhã newspaper, the couple have a five-year-old daughter.
Shocking acid attack leaves woman in hospital
Meantime, another report of barbaric domestic violence has shocked the small community of Regueira de Pontes in Leiria.
According to CM, a 59-year-old man threw sulphuric acid onto his ex-wife in her house on Saturday night (February 7) and drove away, leaving her “writhing in pain”.
The circumstances that led to the assault were not explained, but the newspaper reports that the man – who police had already taken a gun away from – had been violent with his ex-wife in the past.
He was arrested by GNR police as he returned home shortly after the attack. The man is said to have lived near his ex-wife and was set to be heard in court.
The woman, 50, was taken to Leiria Hospital after her daughter – who is also reported to live nearby – called emergency services. Once her condition was “stabilised”, she was moved to the burn unit of Coimbra’s University Hospital.
The extent of her injuries has not been revealed.
By MICHAEL BRUXO [email protected]
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