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France: a man suspected of killing his wife and four children is arrested

O police French on Tuesday arrested a 33-year-old man suspected of killing his wife and four children, who was found dead on the day of Christmas in an apartment nearby Paris.

On Monday, authorities discovered the bodies of the woman and her four children, aged nine months, four, seven and 10 years, in their home in the city of Meauxabout 40 km east of ParisAfter family members had not heard from him and notified the police, the prosecutor reported Jean-Baptiste Bladier is a statement.

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The apartment showed no signs of forced entry and the father of the family was absent”, he detailed at first.

The man was finally arrested this Tuesday in Sevrananother suburb in the east of Parisaccording to a police source.

According to a source close to the case, the 35-year-old mother and her children were murdered with a knife. The father is 33 years old, according to this source and the Public Ministry.

The suspect had already attacked in 2019 stabbed his wife in the shoulder bladelater indicated the prosecutor.

The case was closed on grounds of poor mental state, he said. Jean-Baptiste Bladier in a press appearance. The expert then indicated that there was a problem with discernment in the suspect, a man of French nationality who has suffered from depressive and psychotic disorders since 2017.

The investigation opened by “culpable homicide with premeditation” It is in the hands of the regional directorate of the judicial police of Versailles.

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Tragic series

Recently there was two triple infanticides perpetrated by parentsboth on the outskirts of the French capital.

At the end of November, a 41-year-old man, already convicted of domestic violence, went to a police station to confess to the murder of his three daughters, aged between four and 11, in Alfortville.

A month earlier, a police officer killed his three daughters and then committed suicide, in his home in Vemars.

In FranceOn average, one femicide is committed every three days.

Last year, 118 women were murdered by their spouse or ex-partner. These dramas usually occur in a context of separation.

In total, 244,300 victims of gender-based violence, The vast majority of them were registered by security forces, a 15% increase compared to 2021.

Defense associations for Women’s rights They interpret this increase as a sign that their voices are being taken into account more.

Source: Elcomercio

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