Police officers in front of a building in Maurepas, Rennes. - C. Allain / APEI / 20 Minutes
A 43-year-old man has been taken into custody in Rennes. He is suspected of having killed his companion with a bladed weapon on the night of Wednesday to Thursday in their apartment located on allée Saint-Gildas, in the district of Maurepas, we learned this Thursday from the prosecution. The victim is 40 years old. Contacted, the Rennes public prosecutor indicates that he will communicate on this case during the day.
This new tragedy brings to at least 47 the number of suspected feminicides since the beginning of the year, according to an AFP count. In 2019, AFP identified at least 126 cases of women killed by their partner or ex, or a woman every three days on average. According to figures from the investigation by the delegation to victims made public by the Ministry of the Interior on Monday, 146 women were killed in 2019 by their spouse or ex-companion, 25 more than the previous year.
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