On the night of Wednesday to Thursday February 2, Mahfoud H., 39, spilled the beans: he killed Sihem Belouahmia, 18, the cousin of his ex-partner.
Placed in police custody since January 31, he ended up admitting "
to have killed the young woman in the context of an argument linked to their romantic relationship even though they had found themselves on the night of the facts in complete privacy
" , explained during a press conference the public prosecutor of Nîmes Cécile Gensac.
He allegedly put his hand over the schoolgirl's mouth to silence her - that night, in the neighborhood, no one heard her scream - until he suffocated her.
Sihem's body was found between Montredon and La Croix des Vents, just a few kilometers from his home.
Margaux d'Adhemar / Le Figaro
It had now been eight days since Sihem had disappeared.
Thursday, February 2, around one o'clock in the morning, the investigators handed a map of Gard to the main suspect.
Alas, the respondent designated a point in the town of Salles-du-Gardon, somewhere between Montredon and La Croix des Vents.
Along wooded and mountainous roads, Mahfoud H. has…
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