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Lot-et-Garonne: a sexagenarian beaten and strangled, her neighbor indicted for murder

2021-09-17T19:52:06.274Z

The man, in his forties, admitted the facts. He had already been interned for 24 years for psychiatric disorders and was



A small village in Lot-et-Garonne is going through a terrible tragedy.

This Friday, a forty-something was indicted for murder and imprisoned after the discovery of the body of his neighbor, a British sixty-year-old, who died at her home in the town of Esclottes, we learned from the prosecutor's office in Agen .

According to the prosecution, this man, born in 1979, had a dispute, the reasons for which we do not know, with this British pensioner and, for some reason still unknown, violently attacked her.

He hit and strangled her, then left the victim there.

The autopsy, carried out in the middle of the week, brought more precise conclusions on the circumstances of this death, noting in particular "many blows received".

The victim received "a series of blows on the top of the face", reports Le Petit Bleu d'Agen.

The body was discovered Tuesday by a Danish neighbor with whom the Briton, who did not speak French, exchanged in English, according to the newspaper Sud Ouest, which revealed the information.

The neighbor was worried that she had recently stopped receiving replies to her emails.

A man interned for 24 years

The man, who was arrested Wednesday after an identification work carried out by the research section of Agen, admitted the facts before the investigators and the examining magistrate, who accepted the premeditation, according to the prosecution .

He was quickly confused by the military who notably discovered objects belonging to the victim in the suspect's home, in particular "a wallet and a bunch of keys", describes the local daily.

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It is about a man without profession and placed under reinforced guardianship.

He lived with his parents in this border village of the Gironde and located north of Marmande.

According to Sud Ouest, he had been interned for 24 years in Agen for psychiatric disorders and had returned to live with his parents six months ago.

In accordance with the prosecution's requisitions, he was remanded in custody following his indictment for murder. The mayor said to the regional daily, "relieved" after the confession of the accused.

Source: leparis

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