a man taken into custody for the murder of his partner

A 60-year-old man was taken into police custody on Tuesday for the murder of his 46-year-old companion, presumably with a knife, in the suburbs of Rouen, reports the public prosecutor.

«A person called the police at 9:30 am, claiming to have killed his partner. When the police arrived at his home in Mont-Saint-Aignan, the victim was lying on the ground and presented with stab wounds“The prosecutor of the Republic of Rouen, Pascal Prache, told AFP. «The respondent was taken into custody for spousal homicide“, he added.

The woman was placed under guardianship and the man, without a criminal record, “would have been interned in psychiatry at the Rouvray hospital at the beginning of the year“, Further clarified the prosecutor. The forty-something had gone to her companion that very morning. An autopsy will be performed on Wednesday morning.

The ultimate stage of violence suffered by more than 200,000 women per year, feminicides had experienced a sharp increase in 2019, with 146 deaths recorded (25 more than in 2018). In 2020 according to figures from the Ministry of Justice, 90 women were killed by their spouse or ex-spouse.

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