Monday, 4 May 2009

Charles Stabler,pensioner was attacked by a burglar at his Benalmádena home

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Charles Stabler, 65,pensioner was attacked by a burglar at his Benalmádena home last month, has died of his injuries. The 65 year old had been in a coma in the Intensive Care Unit of Carlos Haya Hospital in Málaga, and is reported by Europa Press to have died last Friday, three weeks after the attack.
He never woke from a coma after being hit around the head last month.The burglar, who escaped with just two mobile phones and 30 euros (£27) in cash, fled after ransacking the apartment and setting it on fire.left Mr Stabler unconscious on the floor as flames took hold around him.A neighbour called emergency services after seeing smoke coming from the flat, in the seaside resort of Benalmadena.Police have arrested a 44-year-old Spaniard and he is being held in custody.He is thought to have followed Mr Stabler home from a local bar and forced his way in at around midnight on April 9.Mr Stabler spent three weeks in a coma in intensive care at the Carlos Haya hospital in Malaga.A spokeswoman for the hospital said: "Unfortunately Mr Stabler passed away in the intensive care unit on Friday." An investigating judge will rule on whether the suspect should face trial.

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