National, regional and local leaders condemn killing

María Adela was buried on Thursday. :: Agustín Peláez
María Adela was buried on Thursday. :: Agustín Peláez
  • María Adela, stabbed to death on Monday, was buried this week in La Viñuela

María Adela's relatives, friends and neighbours attended her mass in Vélez-Málaga and burial in La Viñuela on Thursday morning.

Her death, the second in Andalucía this month (following the recent case in Guadix, Granada), has sparked reactions from around the country.

On Tuesday the prime minister ,Mariano Rajoy, reacted on Twitter: “I strongly condemn the terrible murder by stabbing of a woman in La Viñuela, Malaga. Society must stand united to put an implacable end to this outrage.”

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, used the same social network to make a statement: “Regrettably, we have to condemn another gender crime. This time in La Viñuela, Malaga. The rise in murders of women is intolerable. We must all resolve to protect and support those who suffer gender violence to put an end to this scourge.”

Residents of La Viñuela gathered outside the town hall on Wednesday for a silent protest against violence against women. María Adela was also remembered at the Transfiere science innovation forum being held at Malaga's congress centre and attended by Susana Díaz.