A man recently released from his psychiatric internment at the Montperrin specialized hospital center in Aix-en-Provence is suspected of having killed his mother and cutting him up into pieces, even suspicions of cannibalism. His last stay in psychiatry dates back only a few weeks. This 37-year-old man who lived with his mother in Salon-de-Provence had received his exit permit and medical monitoring was in place.
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"I killed mom"
As Achille Kiriakides, the public prosecutor relates, "the firefighters, entering the apartment, found the eldest son who told them 'I killed mom', human remains were discovered in different rooms housing. He was placed in police custody and shut himself up in absolute silence. " Police custody has since been found incompatible with his condition, he finds himself hospitalized again. He had previously been convicted of using narcotics.
"We no longer have the means to follow our patients"
According to the staff of the Montperrin hospital, nothing could let imagine such a act, given his conditions of discharge. Nevertheless, for François, a health executive at the hospital, this testifies to the lack of resources available to French psychiatry. "We no longer have the means to follow our patients and that is very serious," he said. According to this caregiver, he should be able to get them "out in good conditions, because by going to visit people at her home, we can see if they have taken their treatment, if they have taken something other than their treatment. Certainly there would be a lot of things that would happen differently. "
This affair comes less than a week after the death of a psychiatric nurse, killed by one of his twenty-year-old patients, in Deux-Sèvres.