On Wednesday, a 39-year-old mother was found dead in her home near Poitiers. His ex-companion was arrested.

A 39-year-old mother was found dead Wednesday in her home near Poitiers, and a man named as his ex-companion was arrested, the prosecutor said. The prosecutor of the Republic of Poitiers, Michel Garrandaux, confirmed the violent death of this woman, Sarah V., mother of three children, in his house Maillé, a village about twenty km from Poitiers (Vienne).

"The victim was probably shot to death"

"The victim was probably shot, it is the autopsy that will confirm it," said the prosecutor. A man presented as his ex-companion was arrested and placed in custody to "carry out checks", added the prosecutor, without further details. The prosecution has entrusted the investigations to the research section of the gendarmerie of Poitiers. In 2018, 121 women were killed in France by their companion or ex-companion, one every three days, according to the Ministry of the Interior.

Paris: tribute to the victims of feminicide in front of the town hall

A tribute to the women killed by their companion or former companion since the beginning of the year was made Wednesday on the forecourt of the City Hall of Paris, with the names of 97 victims unveiled on the facade of the monument. At this gathering of about 300 people, the actress Eva Darlan ginned the names of the victims and apostrophé the executive who will launch next week a Grenelle of violence against women.

"The Grenelle is a way of doing nothing, we are in a state of emergency, we know how to stop this hecatomb, just apply the laws," hammered the actress. "It is outlaw for a police officer to refuse to take a complaint, deadly for a magistrate to file a file without further action, unworthy of a state not to shelter women and children who need protection", a- she insisted claiming a budget of "one billion euros".