A TEEN boy has been arrested after allegedly shooting his parents and younger brother after they “banned him from using the internet” due to his poor grades at school.
The 15-year-old spent three days living with their bodies at the family home in Costa Blanca before confessing to his crimes.
He is believed to have used a shotgun to shoot his mother before fatally shooting his 10-year-old brother on Tuesday.
The teenager is then said to have shot his father when he arrived home at the estate near Elche, south of Alicante, called Algoda, later that day.
Police sources said they believe the deadly ambush may have been provoked by the parents to punish the boy for his poor grades and lack of help with household chores.
The duo are said to have blocked Internet access on his mobile phone and taken away his video game console after the teenager faltered at school.
Local reports said the youngster had failed five key year-end exams before the gruesome murders.
The teenager is said to have confessed to the murder when a neighbor asked about his parents and brother’s whereabouts.
He told her unsettlingly, “I killed them a few days ago.”
Other reports claim that the teenager’s two aunts discovered the bodies of their loved ones hidden in a warehouse after visiting the home in search of the missing trio.
Spanish police arrested the teenager before he was taken into custody, where he is said to have fully surrendered to police.
Spain’s National Police, which is leading the ongoing investigation along with a local investigative court, has yet to make any official comment.
The youngster’s behavior since his arrest on Friday was described by a local newspaper as “cold and serene”.
Police sources said the boy said he shot his father in the chest when he came home to find his wife and child dead, “because he refused to be silent.”
One person described the bloody scene officers encountered when they arrived at the house as “dull”.
An autopsy on the victims is expected to take place on Saturday, while the family home remains cordoned off by police as forensic experts continue their investigation.
News of the gruesome murders comes just days after the bodies of a man and woman were found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of Elche with signs of torture.
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