After several hours spent in detention, the couple who allegedly organized the death of a 23-year-old woman along the departmental D916 at the level of the town of Bouquemaison (Somme) was indicted by the prosecution, indicates France 3.
The prosecutor of the Republic of Amiens has disclosed some of the details of the case.
The victim was actually the 30-year-old's new partner.
With his ex-wife, with whom he had renewed an affair, they would have decided to get rid of his new companion.
The husband faked a car breakdown
Auditioned, the ex-wife admitted to having voluntarily knocked down the victim who was walking along the departmental road, with the complicity of the man in question.
The latter explained "that he had again for a few months had an affair with his wife, without the knowledge of the young woman with whom he lived," said the prosecutor.
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According to his statements, "failing to separate from her, he and his wife decided to kill her" and he therefore "simulated a breakdown in his car" and "organized the scenario of the fatal accident".
The two lovers involved were imprisoned in different prisons pending a probable trial before the Assize Court.