An argument between the victim and his companion could be at the origin of the tragedy.

A 71-year-old woman was stabbed Monday night in Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales, and her companion arrested, AFP learned Tuesday from a source close to the investigation. Firefighters responded quickly but the victim succumbed to his injuries on the spot. A dispute could be at the origin of this drama.

[88] On Monday 12 August in Port-Vendres (65) a 71-year-old woman was stabbed to death by her husband in front of her home. The couple was divorcing. He was arrested and placed in custody. @ MarleneSchiappa @ CCastaner # STOPfeminicideshttps: //

- Feminicides By (Ex) Companions (@feminicidesen) August 13, 2019

In 2018, 121 women were killed in domestic violence. According to a census carried out by the collective "Femicide by companion or ex", it is the 88th feminicide since the beginning of the year 2019.