The Nice prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation after the death in mid-October of a man suspected of burglary and violently attacked in a small town in the Alpes-Maritimes, we learned on Saturday from a judicial source.
The facts took place on October 12 in L'Escarène, 2500 inhabitants, in the hinterland of Nice.
The investigation, entrusted to the research brigade of the Nice gendarmerie under the authority of an examining magistrate, is carried out for the chief of "willful violence having caused death without intention to give it" and no setting in examination has not yet been carried out in this file, said this source, confirming information from the daily Nice-Matin.
Hit by several locals, attacked by a dog
According to this judicial source, the perpetrators of the violence on the victim, a man in his thirties, have not been identified.
According to Nice-Matin, the victim was taken to task and beaten by several residents, some having released a dog against him.
It was her partner, according to the testimony collected by the daily, who found her shortly after, "without shoes and torn clothes".
Supported by the emergency services, the man died two days later at Nice hospital from his injuries.