The father of Achille and César, two brothers aged 4 and 7 discovered dead in a car he is suspected of having burned down in mid-March in Vaudricourt (Pas-de-Calais), committed suicide in prison.
“The lifeless body of this man was discovered early this morning in the room of the psychiatric unit of the Sequedin penitentiary center which he occupied”, indicated a spokesperson for the Lille prosecution, confirming information from La Voix North.
“The first findings lead to the conclusion that the detainee ended his life,” he added.
“We found out this morning,” said one of these relatives. Now, we will think of us, we will no longer think of him. We will think of the little ones, always in our heads.
Monday morning, March 14, the bodies of the two children were found in the back of their father’s burning vehicle. The man, who had custody of his sons for the weekend and had to take them to school, was discovered near the vehicle, seriously burned. He then explained “having set fire to the vehicle, getting into it before changing his mind and leaving the vehicle in flames alone”, indicated on the day of the events the public prosecutor of Béthune Thierry Dran.
Indicted for murders of fifteen-year-old minors by ascendant
The man was hospitalized, and on May 3, the improvement in his state of health allowed him to be placed in police custody. At the end of his police custody, he was indicted on the charge of “murders of minors aged fifteen by ascendant” and placed in pre-trial detention.
Separated from him for more than a year, the mother of the two boys, a psychiatric nurse, explained during a white march at the end of March that she had requested sole custody of the children. But his ex-companion had obtained in summary custody rights for the weekend. A hearing of the family court judge was to take place in June.