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66-Year-Old Man and Ex-Wife Found Dead in Apparent Femicide: Shocking Details Emerge

He was convicted in early January of harassing his ex-wife. A 66-year-old man and his 56-year-old ex-wife were found shot dead in her apartment on Friday in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer (Var), a probable femicide, according to the public prosecutor’s office. Toulon. An investigation into an assassination was entrusted to the judicial police of La Seyne-sur-Mer.

“The first elements of the investigation tend to demonstrate that the accused entered the victim’s apartment the previous evening, by escalation, before killing her with a firearm and killing himself,” specifies the press release from the prosecution. The couple had been separated “for many years” and the ex-wife had benefited, between the months of January and June 2023, from a “serious danger telephone”, according to the same source.

“The accused was referred to the Toulon public prosecutor’s office on January 4, 2023 for acts of harassment by an ex-spouse to the detriment of the victim and sentenced to four months’ suspended imprisonment and a two-year ban on contact. with the victim” as well as “appearing at the latter’s home”, continues the Toulon public prosecutor’s office.

A femicide every three days

The ex-husband’s criminal record also included two previous convictions, one “old” for “fraud” and the other, dating from May 30, 2023, for “driving despite invalidation of driving license” , he adds.

On average, a feminicide occurs every three days in France. The Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti recently put forward the figure of 94 femicides in 2023, compared to 118 in 2022, a drop greeted with skepticism by feminist associations.

2024-01-12 21:00:04
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