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Disturbed by the music during a game of Scrabble, he kills his neighbor and goes back home


A 42-year-old man has been appearing since Tuesday before the Rhône Assize Court for the murder of a 21-year-old girl whom he is accused of having fatally stabbed in his Lyon apartment.

Le Figaro Lyon

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This Saturday, May 16, 2020, the French find the freedom to go out and meet after two months of confinement against the spread of Covid-19.

In Lyon, Romane, 21, is organizing a party for the occasion in her student apartment after she has just spent the last few weeks with her parents in Haute-Savoie, as told by

Le Parisien


But the young student in optical BTS will benefit too little from this newfound freedom.

Stabbed in the evening by a neighbor, she died two days later in hospital.

The then 38-year-old man had knocked on the door of the apartment to complain about the volume of the music.

The noise disturbs him during a game of Scrabble online, again according to

Le Parisien


Moments later, Romane, who had opened the door, lies in a pool of blood.

Stabbed in the groin, she was hit in the femoral artery.

The man goes back up and resumes his game.

It is behind his screen that he will be arrested in the evening, recognized by the young girl's roommate, while Romane was taken care of by the emergency services in a critical condition.

Tried for murder since Tuesday by the Rhône Assize Court, he disputes the intentionality of the homicide, specifies

Le Parisien


Incarcerated in Lyon Corbas prison, he faces 30 years in prison.

During the investigation, the accused said he was overwhelmed by the noise in the neighboring apartment.

He would have called the police several times during the previous months adds

Le Parisien

, and would also have complained to the syndicate of co-ownership.

The girl's friends conjure up a quiet evening with some music.

The other neighbors did not complain about the noise.

Source: lefigaro

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