• A man in his 40s died after being knocked down by a car apparently driven by his concubine who is suspected of "spouse murder".

  • The drama took place Sunday morning in Baccarat, in Meurthe-et-Moselle.

  • According to witnesses, the victim went to the front of the car, banging on the window and repeating several times, "don't leave".

    The car then “accelerated sharply and took the victim for a hundred meters”.

The drama took place Sunday morning in Baccarat, in Meurthe-et-Moselle.

A man in his forties died after being knocked down by a car obviously driven by his concubine, who is suspected of "murder by spouse", we learned from the public prosecutor François Pérain.

The procedure had initially been opened for "attempted voluntary homicide" and the woman and her lover, owner of the vehicle, had been placed in police custody.

But the latter, a time suspected despite his denials of being in the car during the events, was finally exonerated, Mr. Pérain said in a press release on Tuesday evening.

The elements of "his telephony" as well as "witnesses" demonstrated "that he was not at the scene of the facts".

The driver, born in 1988, will be presented this Tuesday to an examining magistrate "that we are going to seize for murder by spouse", continued the prosecutor.

The victim, hospitalized on Sunday at the Nancy University Hospital "with a life-threatening condition", is indeed dead, added the magistrate.

The victim carried away for a hundred meters

According to witnesses, Sunday morning around 5:30 a.m., as the vehicle was about to leave, the victim went to the front of the car, banging on the window and repeating several times, "don't leave", s 'probably addressing his concubine.

The car then “accelerated strongly and took the victim for a hundred meters, until it hit a second vehicle” and then fled, according to Mr. Pérain.

According to "testimonies" and the statements of the driver, she "was quite alone in the vehicle at the time of the events", continued Mr. Pérain: "Her lover had lent her (his car) and she indicated that at the following an argument with her partner, she had wanted to leave the marital home in this vehicle”.

She also claimed to have been "victim of domestic violence", related the magistrate, specifying that "to our knowledge, (she) had never filed a complaint".

She explained that she wanted to flee from the home and would then have "hit her partner".

Called by the Nancy hospital as the companion of a patient, she would have gone with her lover to the establishment where they were both arrested, according to Mr. Pérain.

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