The legal process could end before it even started.
According to Ouest-France, Daniel Haye, a 71-year-old retired craftsman who concealed his mother's death for years, even pretending to bring her groceries, died Monday at Chartres hospital (Eure -et-Loir).
On August 29, the prosecution was notified of a worrying disappearance procedure for a 99-year-old lady, living in Bretoncelles, in Orne, explained two weeks ago the public prosecutor of Alençon, Lætitia Mirande .
The next day, the remains of the body of the nonagenarian, whose death dates back at least five years, were found in her house.
However, he has still not been formally identified.
He confessed everything to his wife
At the end of August, Daniel confessed everything to his wife, Annick.
She then warned the mayor of the town, of which she was the third deputy.
The mayor alerted the police.
The firefighters were already on site: Daniel, hospitalized since August 29, was heard once by the gendarmes but he was "no longer able to speak since", indicated a person close to the case during our report. .
His state of health was considered worrying.
The neighborhood survey and other investigations have established that water consumption in this home has been low for several years, notes the regional daily.
That the house was no longer supplied with electricity.
That the woman had not been physically seen in over eight years.
That she had been isolated since the death of her husband in 2003, and that one of her sons regularly came to the home.
Annick, the nonagenarian's daughter-in-law, should be heard again by the courts.
But it will not necessarily be prosecuted.
The wife swears she knew nothing.