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Mérignac: a woman dies, burned alive in the middle of the street by her companion

2021-05-05T22:37:10.491Z

The man shot him in the legs, just before setting him on fire. The couple had three children.



The unnamable, in the middle of the street.

Tuesday afternoon, a 31-year-old woman, mother of three children, died after being burned alive by her companion in Mérignac, in Gironde, we learned on Wednesday from a police source.

An investigation was opened by the Bordeaux prosecutor's office.

Shortly before 6.30 p.m., in the middle of the street, the man shot his partner in the legs, who collapsed.

He then doused her with gasoline, while she was alive, and set her on fire.

Aged 44, he was arrested shortly after the fact by the police, said this source.

90 feminicides since the start of the year

According to France Bleu, it was officials from the Anti-Crime Brigade who caught up with him when he had fled.

The man, who with this woman had three children aged 3, 7 and 11, is already known for domestic violence, also indicates the radio.

The pavilion where the couple lived was also set on fire in unspecified circumstances.

It is not known whether these events took place before or after the murder.

In 2020, 90 feminicides were officially recorded in France, against 146 the previous year.

In the night of Monday to Tuesday already, a man is suspected of having killed his spouse, mother of a three-week-old infant, in the parking lot of their accommodation in Chartres.

He was taken into custody.

Source: leparis

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