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The septuagenarian suspected of having killed his wife with a saucepan indicted and imprisoned


The 78-year-old man who was accused of having killed his wife in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, was indicted on Sunday January 29.

The 78-year-old man who accused himself on Friday January 27 of having killed his wife with a saucepan in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, was indicted on Sunday January 29, a-t- we learned from the public prosecutor of Rouen.


The suspect has been indicted on the count of intentional homicide of a spouse, the prosecution has requested his detention

" detailed Frédéric Teillet to AFP, the indicted is incarcerated until Wednesday, February 1, having "

asked for a delay to prepare his defense before the judge of freedoms and detention


Blood on the pan

The suspect "

explains that his wife wanted to bite him and that he defended himself

" by hitting her "

with a saucepan

", and according to the forensic doctor "

a priori several blows

", reports the prosecutor.

According to the coroner, the death is consecutive "

to a cardio-respiratory failure caused by blows in the frontal region in a subject with very advanced pathologies

", explained Mr. Teillet.

Friday, January 27, the prosecution had reported that "

the suspect had come to the home of the citizen of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray with a suitcase to say that he had killed his 73-year-old wife, a saucepan bearing traces blood had been found inside the home


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The suspect is unknown to justice

," said the prosecutor.

The investigation was entrusted to the criminal brigade of the departmental security of Rouen.

In 2021, 122 women were killed in France under the blows of their spouse or ex-spouse, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.

Source: lefigaro

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