In the family drama which took place last Saturday in Tilloy-les-Mofflaines (Pas-de-Calais), an 87-year-old woman was indicted and placed under judicial control, the Béthune prosecutor's office announced on Thursday. She is suspected of having killed her 90-year-old husband with terminal cancer, at their home south of Arras.
Police and emergency services,called by the family and a home nurse, had discovered last Saturday the lifeless body of this man at his home.
The octogenerator admitted to having ended the days of her husband, sick and suffering, with the help of a pistol. The wife explained that she had done so "at her request", "using a 36-caliber revolver-type firearm," the prosecution said in a statement. “She then tried unsuccessfully to end her life. "
Difficult end of life
After being hospitalized, in a state of shock, the 87-year-old lady was heard by the gendarmes, seized of the investigation. Police custody at the end of which she was placed in police custody for "intentional homicide by spouse".
After the debate before the judge of freedoms and detention and the requisitions of the prosecution, it was decided that the retiree should not be imprisoned, according to La Voix du Nord. Not presenting any danger to society, she was left free. Placed under judicial control, it includes "the obligations to fix one's residence", "to respond to summons" and "to justify psychological care".
The tragedy took place against a backdrop of difficult end of life. The investigation must now establish whether or not it was an assisted suicide as part of a common project, recalls the daily.