It is a terrible gesture. Even more so when committed by a child. This Sunday evening, it is about 22:30 pm when a couple in their forties who live in the city center of Lombez (Gers), argue. Insults and even death threats are made. The scene is violent and a witness, the couple's nine-year-old child, cannot stand it.
"This is a domestic dispute in which there were allegedly death threats made by a man against his wife. During this episode of verbal violence, the couple's 9-year-old child stabbed his father, "reveals to our colleagues of La Dépêche du Midi, the prosecutor of the Republic, Jacques-Édouard Andrault.
The child who is not criminally responsible
The minor even intervened between his two parents before wounding his father with a knife that he seized. "The latter has superficial injuries. If he was treated, he was not operated, "details, TF1, the magistrate. It would be four superficial wounds. He was treated but his prognosis was not life-threatening.
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"He was subsequently placed in police custody for repeated death threats by spouse. He was still under this regime on Tuesday morning, "continues the prosecutor Andrault. The child was also heard by the police on Monday morning. But because of his age, under 13, he is criminally irresponsible.
"One of the objectives will be to ensure the protection of this child and ensure his interests, concludes the magistrate to Actu. If the facts of violence are confirmed, it is legitimate for the justice system to question the living conditions of the minor and his mother." According to the local online media, the man must be presented to a judge this Wednesday before possibly being tried in immediate appearance this Thursday afternoon.