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Mother and baby stabbed in the Jura: the suspect was placed in psychiatric care


A psychiatrist examined the suspect and deemed him "incompatible" with police custody. The tragedy potentially occurred against a background of "withdrawal" from narcotics.

The man suspected of having stabbed a mother and her two-month-old baby in the Jura was placed in psychiatric care, the tragedy potentially having occurred against the backdrop of "


" from narcotics, the Lons-le-Pont prosecutor's office announced on Sunday. Saunier.

The infant, who suffers from a “


”, is still in a “


” state and “

his vital prognosis remains engaged

”, indicated in a press release the public prosecutor, Lionel Pascal.

Initially, the state of health of the man arrested on Saturday afternoon after intense research had been deemed "

compatible with police custody, subject to the opinion of a psychiatrist

", explained Lionel Pascal.

But the psychiatrist who then examined him found him on the contrary "


" with police custody and the suspect was "

subject to admission to psychiatric care

", added the magistrate.

No hearing

” of this man born in 1996 was possible, Lionel Pascal told AFP.

The "

duration of hospitalization

" in psychiatry is "

at the discretion of the medical profession

", he added.

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According to the first elements of the investigation, this young man "

originally from the department of Oise

" was hosted in the commune of Les Rousses, a ski resort on the border with Switzerland, by the father and mother of the infant "

whose he is a distant relative

,” the prosecutor explained in his statement.


This accommodation could be linked to an attempt to wean off the consumption of narcotics

", the relatives of the suspect having "

observed a deterioration in his mental state

" the days preceding the attack, Lionel Pascal further indicated.

The mother and her baby were airlifted Saturday morning to a hospital in Geneva.

Very seriously affected, the baby suffered from a "


" while his mother, aged 27, presented several wounds "

without obvious vital risk

", had indicated Lionel Pascal.


The infant remained in the operating theater for several hours

" and "

he is now being taken care of in the intensive care unit

", the prosecutor said on Sunday, according to which "

the investigations are continuing


Source: lefigaro

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