On August 26, 2020, Morgane Nauwelaers, a 33-year-old psychologist, was shot in the head in an office in Annecy.
She was about to report to justice the actions of a retiree, accused of sexual assault by his daughter and granddaughter.
The person concerned will be tried until Thursday before the Assize Court of Haute-Savoie.
Murdered at her workplace.
On August 26, 2020, Morgane Nauwelaers, a 33-year-old psychologist, was shot in the head in the waiting room of her office, located in the heart of Annecy.
Suspected of having killed him, a 77-year-old pensioner appeared from Tuesday before the Assize Court of Haute-Savoie.
He faces life imprisonment.
If the person concerned claims to have wanted to scare him, the prosecution is convinced of the contrary.
The young woman was about to denounce him to justice.
One of his patients, the retiree's daughter, had revealed to him that she had been the victim of sexual assault and had directly implicated him.
She said her own 13-year-old daughter had suffered the same abuse.
The retained premeditation
In this case, premeditation was retained.
Knowing that he was about to be denounced, the accused would have carefully prepared his visit to the psychologist with whom he had made an appointment under a false identity.
The investigation revealed that he had reserved a rental car, in which he stored a rifle, the barrel and butt of which he had taken care to saw off.
But also two license plates, stolen a few days earlier, white spirit as well as disposable gloves and a cap.
On the way to Annecy, the accused took the time to stop to change the license plates of the rental car.
Then he burst into the office of Morgane Nauwelaers who was about to see a patient again, installed in a room next door.
The psychologist's husband, who worked in the same establishment, immediately left after hearing the shot.
He managed to grab the pensioner to disarm him.
But the latter managed to flee before being arrested by witnesses.
The young woman died on arrival at the hospital.
The verdict is expected on Thursday.
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