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16 April, 2021
 
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Man arrested after bloodbath double killing

Police launch double murder investigation after mother and son found murdered in rural Nicosia

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Police apprehended a suspect in Thursday's bloodbath double murder in rural Nicosia, after a husband was believed to have killed his wife and son while also injuring his other son who survived as neighbours came running.

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According to a police message on Twitter, an investigation was launched Thursday morning into a double murder in rural Nicosia. 

A 58-year-old man was arrested late morning in connection with the deaths of his 52-year-old wife and 21-year-old son, while the male victim’s sibling was said to have been injured and was rushed to the Emergency Room at Nicosia General Hospital.

The incident took place early in the morning in Ergates, Nicosia district, where police investigators and state forensic examiners rushed to the scene. 

Local media said the husband grabbed a knife and stabbed his wife while she was in the bedroom, then chasing her outside and stabbing her again. He then went back in, according to local reports, and stabbed his son to death, with the body being found in the main corridor.

The other son, aged 25, had suffered injuries to the neck when his father allegedly used a wire to choke him and also stabbed him once, with reports saying a stab wound in the neck was not serious.

Reports said a woman described as a relative of the family heard screams and notifed authorities after going to the residence and seeing the victims, while the father fled the scene. He was later apprehended and resisted arrest according to police, who found him around 10:30am at an abandoned site in the Chalepianes area.

Story has been updated with arrest and other details about victims

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