Suspected of having killed his former partner and her two children, the ex-spouse of the mother of the family was arrested this Saturday, May 27.
This Saturday, May 27, the former companion of the mother discovered dead Thursday with her two children in Dreux was arrested. He will be heard by the judicial police of Orleans on the facts of aggravated intentional homicides. Asked by France Infothe public prosecutor of Chartres Frédéric Chevallier explained that the suspect did not show any signs of “proven dangerousness“: “The elements that I have in the file of the sentence enforcement judge, who had been following him for more than a year, show a rather positive evolution“, specified the magistrate, adding that the suspect “respected his prohibitions and had not seen his ex-companion again“.
The man, sentenced in September 2021 for violence against his wife and daughter, was prohibited from contacting his family. A few hours before the discovery of the bodies, on Thursday May 25, the suspect had accused his wife on Facebook of having cheated on him several times and of hitting their daughter. “I will stop my life“, he had threatened on the social network. He is suspected of having carried “forty strokes” of knife on his former spouse, and a dozen on each child. Autopsies of the three bodies are scheduled”at the beginning of the week in Rouen”reports the prosecutor.
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Two complaints filed by the victim before the triple homicide
The 36-year-old mother had filed a complaint on Wednesday May 24, suspecting no former companion of having kept a duplicate of the house keys. According to Frédéric Chevallier, she also filed a complaint on May 9 after discovering a GPS tracker under his car. Her ex-spouse was to be heard in June on these facts. According to the feminist collective Noustoutes, on May 21, there were 47 feminicides since the beginning of 2023. In 2022, at least 104 women were killed by their spouse or ex-spouse according to a census carried out by West France.