The drama was narrowly avoided.
It was around 10 a.m. this morning at Saint-Martin-de-Ré prison when a 63-year-old inmate, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and attempted assassination, went to his appointment. you with the psychologist in the health unit of the establishment.
He quickly hit her, reports Sud-Ouest.
Alerted by the screams, the nurses called the prison wardens.
The latter finally managed to intervene but the life of the psychologist was narrowly preserved.
The inmate was then on top of her strangling her.
The days of the victim's life, in shock, would not be in danger. She was taken care of by the firefighters. The detainee was placed in a disciplinary unit. The first elements seem to indicate that his gesture was premeditated, since a "fork cut in point" would have been found on him, indicate our colleagues.
This is not his first. The man was convicted in 1987 for having killed four years earlier a young hitchhiker who was only 16 years old. He had been accused of three other attempted murders, leading the courts to pronounce life imprisonment. With regard to Sud-Ouest, the unions deplore the conditions under which care is provided in prisons. "We do not have any means of defense for the supervisors assigned to these health units", assures the local secretary of the FO prison union.