Dressed in a simple nightgown, Arlette Mohar, 75, was found on Friday morning lying in her poultry pen among her hens and ducks.
The two neighbors behind the macabre discovery had spotted his slippers and a flashlight near his corpse.
They had especially noticed that the body of the septuagenarian, in an atrocious state, was partially charred on the upper part, starting from the thorax.
Other injuries, not specified at this stage, could be the cause of the death.
Who could have committed such an act of barbarism, especially at the expense of a granny appreciated by all in the town of Pins (Charente)?
The investigation of flagrance entrusted by the Angoulême prosecutor's office to the gendarmes of the Poitiers research section, supported by their colleagues from the Charente group, did not drag on.
It resulted on Friday evening in the custody of Jordan, 24, the grandson of the victim.
"Not very talkative in the face of investigators", the young man was indicted this Sunday evening for assassination and the prosecution requested his placement in pre-trial detention.
A financial dispute between the grandson and his grandmother?
The only son of Jean-Claude Mohar, Arlette's son who died in 2011 from an illness, Jordan seemed to lead a disjointed existence near La Rochelle (Charente-Maritime). After disappearing from circulation for several years, he has reportedly reappeared several times recently at his grandmother's home. "Arlette was afraid of her grandson and did not trust him, in particular because of his criminal record," a neighbor tells us, little surprised by the latest developments in the investigation.
According to La Charente Libre, a financial dispute between the grandson and his grandmother could be at the origin of the assassination of Arlette. Around 5:30 a.m. on Friday, one of the closest neighbors had heard a chainsaw noise corresponding, it seems, to the cutting of part of a shutter of the front door. Traces of an outbreak of fire at the entrance to the house had also been noted. On the other hand, the trail of a burglary seemed to be rapidly receding, the interior of the home not having been searched.
There is no indication at this point that Jordan Mohar, after killing his grandmother, attempted or succeeded in stealing money or valuables. “In any case, Arlette lived modestly on her pension as a former worker and had nothing extraordinary, a neighbor believes. I do not see what his grandson could hope to recover… ”