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Born in: Ceuta y Melilla
Age: 59
Offspring: 5
Marital status: Married
Job: Military Governor of Guipúzcoa
Date of the attack: 23/09/1979
Place of the attack: Donostia
Weapon: Pistola
Killed by: ETA

Description

Governor Lorenzo González-Vallés was on his way to mass with his wife and one of his sons when a terrorist approached him without saying a word and shot him in the temple. His body was left lying next to the railing. The victim’s wife stayed for a while beside him, hugging his body. Their son, who had accompanied them on the walk but had been some distance from his parents when the attack occurred, arrived on the scene and told reporters: “A few days ago the whole family had a discussion about the issue of terrorism. My father said that neither the death penalty nor revenge not retaliation against the terrorists would solve anything”. Lorenzo González Vallés was originally from Ceuta. He was 59 years old and had five children.