Triple feminicide in Colombia during COVID-19 quarantine

A man killed his partner, sister-in-law and mother-in-law in Cartagena (Colombia). Although the Metropolitan Police reported the crime as a homicide, the Mesa del Movimiento Social de las Mujeres argues that it was feminicide.

Feminicide is increasing with the forced quarantine imposed by the coronavirus emergency. The Mesa del Movimiento Social de las Mujeres denounced a new case of murder of women in Cartagena (Colombia) where the mayor's office does not have a line to report mistreatment to women.

"Half of the femicides are announced deaths", Olga Sánchez, coordinator of the Casa de la Mujer said.
On Wednesday afternoon in the midst of the national quarantine for the prevention of the spread of Covid-19 in Colombia, a 26-year-old man, murdered his partner, his sister-in-law and his mother-in-law in the El Carmelo neighborhood, in Cartagena (Bolívar).

According to information provided by Rubiela Valderrama Hoyos, a member of the Mesa del Movimiento Social de Mujeres, the killings occurred around four in the afternoon, when the victim's partner, who had already denounced him for violence, was preparing to leave his house, tired of the abuses.

"People from the neighborhood say that she went to look for her mother and sister, who lived a few blocks from her house, to ask them to help her take out her belongings. She had decided to stop living with him. However, the man first shot his mother-in-law in the street, and then entered the house to murder his partner and sister-in-law,"said Valderrama.