The ex-husband of the policewoman killed with a machete in La Croix-de-la-Rochette was indicted on the charge of "murder" and placed in provisional detention this Sunday morning, learned Le Figaro of the Chambery prosecutor's office. Placed in custody after his arrest on the morning of August 31, he "explained" the facts of which he was accused, admitting his involvement in the death of the victim, but denying "any intention of homicide".
This 61-year-old man, known according to our information from the police for acts of violence against spouse in 2017 and convicted in 2020 for non-compliance with a protection order issued for the benefit of the victim, was suspected of having savagely assaulted his ex-wife on the public road. The latter, an off-duty policewoman officiating at the Chambéry police station, had just dropped off her child at the nursery when she was attacked in the street.
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Ex-husband known for his aggressiveness
Receiving nearly a dozen violent machete blows, she did not survive her injuries. The accused, who fled the scene, had been apprehended the next day "without difficulty" and placed in custody at the gendarmerie of Chambéry as part of the opening of an investigation for "murder".
The victim had divorced the defendant in 2021 after several years of living together in Nice and the birth of two children. The couple had ended a relationship marked by numerous acts of violence. The policewoman had tried to rebuild her life away from Nice and her ex-husband, known for his aggressiveness. Their relations were very tense until the death of the victim, the latter having filed a complaint for non-payment of alimony according to the Chambery prosecutor's office.