Adoption murder horror: Russian boys, 13 and 16, are arrested after their ... trends now

Adoption murder horror: Russian boys, 13 and 16, are arrested after their ... trends now
Adoption murder horror: Russian boys, 13 and 16, are arrested after their ... trends now

Adoption murder horror: Russian boys, 13 and 16, are arrested after their ... trends now

It is believed the eldest child stabbed his mother in the neck with a sharp object  Youngest suspect is unable to be charged and will be handed to social services

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Two Russian children have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of killing their adoptive mother, found bound, gagged and stabbed in the boot of a car last night.

Silvia López, 48, was found dead in Castro Urdiales, Cantabria, late last night before Spain's Civil Guard swooped in to detain her two sons.

Police are treating the death as murder and say they were led to the unnamed children, 13 and 16, after they called their grandmother last night.

Preliminary investigations indicate the 16-year-old hit his mother in the neck with a sharp object, and that the pair then fled and pretended they had been kidnapped to dupe the authorities. 

By Spanish law, the 13-year-old cannot be charged and will be handed over to social services where a team of psychologists and health professionals are expected to monitor him.

48-year-old Silvia Lopez, who was found dead in a garage late Wednesday night

48-year-old Silvia Lopez, who was found dead in a garage late Wednesday night

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