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Double homicide in Haute-Vienne: the suspect's ex-companion was killed with knives before her home burned down


A woman and a man whose bodies were found Wednesday in a burnt down house in Nexon (Haute-Vienne) were killed with knives ...

A woman and a man whose bodies were found Wednesday in a burnt down house in Nexon (Haute-Vienne) were stabbed to death before the fire but the main suspect, the victim's ex-companion, denied them. facts in custody, announced Thursday the prosecutor of Limoges.

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Baptiste Porcher explained to an AFP correspondent that the autopsy carried out Thursday in Limoges on the body of Cécilia P., 33, had revealed that she had received three blows from a stabbing weapon, including two in the neck , one having proved fatal. For the second victim, a man who was at the home of the thirty-something, probably a neighbor, "it

was even more violent,

" said the prosecutor. "

His body presented numerous wounds without their number being determined for the moment

". The magistrate also clarified that a second suspect, David M., had been taken into custody as an alleged co-perpetrator and that the latter had quickly acknowledged his participation, without knowing precisely his degree of involvement. .

Known for domestic violence

If the ex-spouse of the victim, Abdelkader B., 25, arrested Wednesday morning not far from Nexon, formally disputed his involvement, "

there is no doubt that we have the two co-perpetrators

", indicated the prosecutor.


We have the confessions of the co-author and testimonies which corroborate them


The public prosecutor did not wish to advance on the motive but the hypothesis of a conflict between the two ex-spouses seems privileged.

A judicial investigation will be opened on Friday and the two men will be presented before an investigating judge with a view to their indictment for the double homicide, with aggravating circumstance for the main suspect, and the attempted homicide on three children of Cécilia P., aged 5, 7 and 12 and who were rescued by the firefighters on the night of the tragedy.

The prosecution will request their placement in detention.

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Abdelkader B. is known for domestic violence (one year in prison including six months suspended for acts committed in 2019 on a woman other than the victim) and David M. for damage, damage to property, theft and offenses related to drugs. According to the prosecution, Cécilia P. has never filed a complaint for violence against her ex-companion implicated. In 2020, 90 feminicides were officially recorded in France, against 146 the previous year.

Source: lefigaro

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