The circumstances are beginning to be increasingly known. The 36-year-old woman killed in a triple homicide in Dreux (Eure-et-Loir), for which her ex-spouse was indicted, was struck by 72 stab wounds, according to the results of the autopsy revealed Thursday by the Chartres prosecutor's office.
In a statement, the prosecutor of the Republic of Chartres, Frédéric Chevallier, said that the 72 blows "given with a sharp and sharp object, probably a knife", had been "carried in the neck and on the chest, but also in the region of the pubis and its genital organ". The 36-year-old victim "died of hemopneumothorax," an effusion of blood in the pleura.
Twenty stab wounds on an 18-month-old infant
The suspect's 13-year-old daughter was stabbed twelve times "in the chest and back". The girl died from a section of the aorta. The third victim, an 18-month-old infant, was stabbed twenty times, "in the chest, in the back and carotid artery, the involvement of the latter and the chest wounds having been fatal".
Arrested Monday in Plaisir (Yvelines) after several days on the run, the ex-spouse, aged 46, was indicted for aggravated voluntary homicide. He denied the facts to investigators, according to the prosecutor's office. The three lifeless bodies of the young woman and the two children were found on May 25 in a pavilion in Dreux. The couple was separated.