A forty-year-old was indicted for murder and imprisoned Friday after the discovery of the body of a British sixty-year-old at her home, in the village of Esclottes (Lot-et-Garonne), we learned from the public prosecutor's office. 'Agen.

According to the prosecution, this man born in 1979 had a dispute of unknown origin with this British pensioner and, for some reason still unknown, violently assaulted her.

He hit and strangled her, then left the victim there.

The body was discovered Tuesday by a Danish neighbor with whom the Briton, who did not speak French, exchanged in English, according to the newspaper

Sud Ouest

, which revealed the information. The neighbor was worried that she had recently stopped receiving replies to her emails. The man, who was arrested Wednesday after an identification work carried out by the research section of Agen, admitted the facts before the investigators and the examining magistrate, who retained the premeditation, according to the prosecution .

It is about a man without profession and placed under reinforced guardianship.

He lived with his parents in this border village of the Gironde and located north of Marmande.

According to

Sud Ouest

, he had been interned for twenty-four years in Agen for psychiatric disorders and had returned to live with his parents six months ago.

In accordance with the prosecution's requisitions, he was remanded in custody following his indictment for murder.


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