A woman suspected of having made up the murder of her husband in the Loire

A 55-year-old accountant suspected of having accidentally made up the murder of her husband in Usson-en-Forez (Loire) was indicted on Friday August 5 for “spousal murder“Said the parquet floor of Saint-Etienne.

This woman wasremanded in custody by the liberty and detention judge (JLD)“After 48 hours in police custody, said the deputy public prosecutor of the Republic of Saint-Etienne, André Merle, adding that she risked life imprisonment. The suspect, an accountant with a Saint-Etienne lift operator, had been placed in police custody on Wednesday by the gendarmerie when she left the psychiatry department of the Saint-Etienne University Hospital where she had been admitted during the night of July 19 to 20, in the hours following the tragedy. The 50-year-old spoke of “an accidentto explain the circumstances of the death of her 54-year-old husband. She claimed to haveat first thought to have hit a sheepin a meadow of the family home.

The investigation entrusted to the Research Brigade of Montbrison (Loire), as well as the expertise and the autopsy ordered by the prosecution called into question his version. “According to the two forensic pathologists required, the victim was struck twice, first at the height of the left hip, then at the height of the head before the car rolled over him“Explained the Stéphanois prosecutor’s office. The man, father of her three children, from whom she lived separated, was employed by a manufacturer of electronic cards. He succumbed to his injuries when firefighters arrived.

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