The funeral of Carène Mezino, a 37-year-old nurse fatally attacked with a knife at Reims University Hospital on May 22, will take place this Thursday from 9:30 am at the Saint-Remi basilica in Reims. The Mass will be presided over by Monsignor Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, Archbishop of Reims and President of the Bishops' Conference of France.
Hospital staff are invited to attend the funeral in white coats while the victim's family stressed that "a touch of clothing color would be appreciated," according to France Bleu.
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Carène Thibaut, her maiden name, was a mother of two children and lived with her family in a small village west of Reims called Ville-en-Tardenois. "He was a very nice person, simple, funny, hardworking, involved and appreciated by his colleagues," confided recently to the Figaro one of his former colleagues.
A suspect indicted
A 59-year-old Rémois, Franck F., was indicted for "murder" and "attempted assassination", and placed in pre-trial detention. The defendant, who suffers from schizophrenia and paranoia, admitted to having repeatedly stabbed a 56-year-old medical secretary and a 37-year-old nurse, at the Maison Blanche hospital in Reims, with "a kitchen knife" bought the same day. The first victim was stabbed five times but "is getting better".
During his custody, Franck F. admitted "to have thought his package for several months". Despite "incoherent" remarks, he nevertheless managed to explain his resentment towards the hospital environment, claiming to have been mistreated during his many hospitalizations in psychiatry.