Paris: a woman dies poisoned, her ex-companion indicted and imprisoned
A 50-year-old man was indicted and imprisoned on Thursday January 26 for the assassination of his ex-companion, by poisoning.
A sordid process. A fifty-year-old was indicted and imprisoned on Thursday January 26 for the assassination of his ex-companion, on January 19 in Paris. The man allegedly deliberately poisoned his victim with a mercury-based solution.
Specifically, the suspect was indicted for poisoning with premeditation before being remanded in custody.
During his police custody, the man would have “explained himself at length” in recent days but “contested the facts”, a source familiar with the matter told AFP.
According to information from our colleagues at Parisianthe mobile of this feminicide would be the refusal of the breakup of the couple.
The victim, Catherine D., a 46-year-old entrepreneur living in the north of Paris, reportedly began to complain in the fall of severe headaches and overwhelming fatigue, before being hospitalized in mid-October.
An investigation triggered after a report from doctors
While the doctors saw his condition deteriorate, the Pitié-Salpétrière hospital would have received many messages from his ex-companion suggesting that they study the trail of mercury poisoning.
This poisoning would have finally been corroborated by a toxicological analysis, which dated it several months earlier.
After the doctors had been reported to the courts, the Paris public prosecutor’s office triggered the opening of a judicial investigation on January 18, for “premeditated poisoning”.
The search of the suspect’s home, in which his ex-partner and their two young children lived before their separation, would have made it possible to get their hands on the empty bottles of a toxic product based on mercury.
The suspect faces life imprisonment.