Le Figaro Marseille
The octogenarian who killed his 81-year-old girlfriend with a knife in the 10th arrondissement of Marseille was indicted for "voluntary homicide by spouse" on December 2, as confirmed by the Marseille prosecutor's office to AFP.
The 86-year-old defendant was arrested on November 28 at his home after a nurse discovered the body of his partner lifeless on her bed, as revealed by Actu17. The couple, who had been living together for about <> years, had decided, according to the accused partner, to "die together" by mutual agreement. He then fatally stabbed her several times in the throat before attempting suicide.
When the nurse arrived at the couple's apartment, she managed to stop the boyfriend from taking his own life, as the man tried to hang himself. He was immediately taken into custody.
He could 'no longer take care of his partner'
Questioned, the octogenarian explained to the police that he was suffering from an incurable disease, as confirmed to Le Figaro by a police source. Acknowledging the facts, he explained to the police that he "could no longer take care of his girlfriend who suffers from Alzheimer's disease," AFP reported.
At the end of his police custody, he was brought before an investigating judge and charged with "intentional homicide by spouse" and placed under judicial supervision with an "obligation of psychological and/or psychiatric care", as confirmed by the Marseille prosecutor's office to AFP.