The victim’s former partner, 40, was arrested in Marseillette (Aude) in the evening, after his vehicle was spotted on a motorway service area between Narbonne and Carcassonne, said the public prosecutor. of Béziers, Raphaël Balland, in a press release.
The young woman, mother of two children aged 12 and 17, was found with multiple chest wounds, probably caused by a knife. His children were then in their respective schools.
The body of the victim was discovered by the police after they, as well as the mother of the young woman, were called by the alleged murderer. The latter had contacted them “to warn them that he had committed violence against his ex-companion”, indicates the press release from Mr. Balland.
The man, the father of the two children, was seen on CCTV images arriving at the future victim’s home around eight o’clock in the morning before coming out in the middle of the morning.
A judicial investigation for murder by ex-partner should be opened “in the coming days”, according to the prosecutor of Béziers.
Sentenced twice in 2008, for several rapes, to 8 years’ imprisonment and 12 years’ imprisonment, the father of the family was released in July 2018. Then he was again sentenced in September 2020, in particular for threats of death on his ex-girlfriend.
Released again, in September 2021, the man had returned to live in the family home, despite the ban on justice. He then again threatened the victim. This had earned him the revocation of his reprieve and a new incarceration.
Since his release on March 21, he was prohibited from entering into a relationship with his ex-girlfriend. On February 22, she was offered the installation of an anti-reconciliation bracelet, but she refused.
According to a report from the Ministry of the Interior, 146 women were victims of feminicide in 2019 and 102 in 2020. The feminist collective against sexist and sexual violence
In total, in France, more than 200,000 women are victims of violence each year, according to the ministry.