A 17-year-old man, suspected of murdering his mother and his girlfriend, killed by gun and stab in the night from Wednesday to Thursday in Montauban, was indicted, announced the public prosecutor of Montauban. In his statement, the prosecutor Laurent Czernik specifies that the young man is prosecuted for "murder on ascendant and murder on concubine".
Three versions delivered by the suspect
According to the prosecutor, he accused two people successively as the aggressor, which he later exonerated, then, in a new version, a third person. "This new version will of course be verified by the investigating judge," said the prosecutor.
The young man was jailed provisionally pending the debate on his detention on remand with the Judge of Freedoms that will take place Tuesday.
The young man was taken into custody on Thursday after the police discovered the bodies of his 38-year-old mother and 18-year-old girlfriend in a house in Montauban. The mother was lying on the ground floor and had a gun wound in her neck, as well as many stab wounds. The body of the young woman was on the first floor, dead by gun.
The young man gave the alert
It was the young man, himself wounded by a gun in his hand, who had alerted him at around 4 am on Thursday. He had warned the neighbors but had told them that a third person had entered the house, killed his mother and "was" at that time with his girlfriend. A relative of the mother, his companion according to the local press, unable to provide consistent explanations of his presence on the scene where he had arrived drunk and while they were cordoned off by the investigators, had also been arrested. His custody was finally lifted.
In 2018, 121 women were killed in domestic violence, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.