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ALLILI MOURAD / SIPA

A couple of octogenarians was found dead in Val, near Brignoles, this Friday, announced the prosecution of Draguignan (Var), evoking the thesis of a murder of the woman followed by a suicide of the husband.

"This couple was not doing well and they both had serious health problems a priori", explains the prosecutor of the Republic of Draguignan, Patrice Cambérou, confirming information from France Bleu Provence.

The alert given by the nurse

The first findings suggest that the 87-year-old man fired several shots at his wife, before turning the gun on him.

Autopsies will have to confirm it, adds the prosecutor.

The alert was given by a nurse, who came to provide them with care and who found the door closed.

In 2020, 90 women were killed by their spouse or ex-spouse in France.

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