Three women have been killed since Tuesday by their spouse in Cannes, in the Somme and near Lyon and a fourth is in serious condition after a defenestration in Marly (North), we learned from police sources. These cases bring to 43 the number of suspected feminicides identified since the start of the year, according to an AFP count.
This Thursday, a woman in her twenties was killed in the middle of the day by her husband, at her home in Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), in the sensitive district of Bocca, we learned from a source policewoman. The spouse, aged in his thirties, presented himself at the police station of La Bocca, specified this source, confirming the information of
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” Moment of madness “
The young woman, mother of a one year old child present at the time of the facts, was killed by several stab wounds. By presenting himself to the police, the spouse declared having had “a kind of madness”, according to this police source.
The man was taken into police custody and the investigation, under the authority of the Grasse public prosecutor’s office, was entrusted to the repression squad for attacks on persons dependent on the Cannes police district.
In each case, stab wounds
The 42nd alleged feminicide identified by AFP took place on Wednesday in the Somme, under similar conditions. A young 20-year-old woman was indeed killed there by her companion, who admitted to having stabbed her but denied any intention to kill her. Already known to justice, he is in custody, we learned this Thursday from the Amiens prosecutor’s office.
This 26-year-old man went on his own to the Hallencourt gendarmerie, claiming to transport his ex-girlfriend, injured, in his car, said the deputy prosecutor, Anne-Laure Sandretto, confirming information from the Picard Courier. The autopsy performed this Thursday showed that the death was due to “multiple stab wounds to the heart”.
“He will be referred tomorrow (Friday) with the opening of a judicial investigation and requisition for placement in pre-trial detention by the prosecution,” she added.
126 cases of women killed by their partner or ex in 2019
Another victim (the 41st) was also killed – also with stab wounds – by her spouse Tuesday evening near Lyon. Finally, a woman is in serious condition after a defenestration of the 3rd floor in Marly (North) on Wednesday evening; her 47-year-old partner, in a state of intoxication, was arrested, we learned this Thursday from corroborating sources. According to firefighters, the victim was transported to “the emergency room of the Valenciennes hospital center”.
In 2019, AFP had identified at least 126 cases of women killed by their partner or ex, or a woman every three days on average. These murders are the final stage of domestic violence, of which more than 210,000 adult women in France are victims each year, or 1% of 18-75 year olds.