Couple Commit Suicide Over Foreclosure Fear

A retired married couple committed suicide Tuesday and left a note saying they were going to lose their home, helping stoke an outcry over Spain’s tough eviction laws. The 68-year-old man and 67-year-old woman took an overdose of prescription drugs at their apartment on the island of Majorca and their bodies were found by their son, said a spokesman for the Civil Guard who spoke on condition of anonymity because department rules prevent him from going on the record. The deaths increased to five the number of suicides linked to mortgage defaults and evictions in recent months as Spain’s financial crisis has deepened and the unemployment rate has reached 26 percent.