A 50-year-old man was indicted Tuesday for intentional homicide, after the discovery on Sunday of the body of his wife on the bed of the couple’s apartment, reports the Montpellier prosecutor’s office.
On Sunday, the police were called by the fifty-something, notifying them of the death of his companion. He then told the officers “having strangled her in the context of consensual intimate games against a background of alcohol“. On site, bottles of strong alcohol were found empty, in a “little invested housing“. The body of the victim was lying on the bed, said the prosecution.
Placed in prolonged custody since Sunday, the companion then confirmed his first words “describing themselves with their partner as a united but dysfunctional couple for having already been convicted together for offenses against the legislation on narcotics“, Related the same source.
During the autopsy carried out on Monday, no trace of the struggle was noted. If the examination revealed “internal stigma of strangulation“, The victim did not present any trace around the neck, nor bloody trauma,”the death can go back several hours“, Said the prosecution.