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Femicide in Montpellier: a man kills his ex-wife before committing suicide, what we know

“Femicide in Montpellier: a man kills his ex-wife before committing suicide, what we know”

An armed man from a gun killedé his ex-wife before killing himself in front of the Montpellier judicial court, this Tuesday, February 20, 2024. The couple was divorced after a divorce. since 2016.

Gunshots and two people died at the scene Montpellier. This Tuesday, February 20, around 2 p.m., an armed man of a pistol fired in the head of his ex-wife and killed her in front of the court, then returned to the courthouse. the weapon against him, making à new fire at head level. The man and the victim were respectively aged 72 and 66, he said. the prosecutor of the Republic of Montpellier, Fabrice Belargent, during a press conference a few hours after the events. They had been divorced since 2016 and had an appointment in court this Tuesday as part of civil proceedings for the liquidation of property. The facts took place at outside the court before passing through the security gates, the man was waiting for his ex-wife in front of the courthouse.

The public prosecutor gave the decision few details on the tragedy that occurred at Montpellier. But he indicated; that the man responsible for the shooting was not known to the police and that there were no known procedures for violence marital relations between the two ex-spouses and there was no protection order either. The man did not have any prior history allowing him to anticipate the transition to the next generation. the act. According to information from France Bleu Hérault, the man practiced sports shooting.

The path of femicide considered

The preferred lead at the moment is that of a feminicide followed by a suicide report l'AFP. "We are not dealing with terrorism at all", but about a case concerning "a man and a woman who were separating" , aprecisedé &agrav; l'AFP a source close to the authorities.

The Minister of Justice, Eric Dupond-Moretti, said he was "horrifiedé by the femicide which took place before the Montpellier court this afternoon" and addressed his thoughts "&the victim and   his loved ones.

After the gunshots were reported, the police intervened quickly as did the Samu and the firefighters, including the R' activity was é greeted by the public prosecutor. The people who were à inside the court were arrested. confined before being evacuated via the parking lots after the shots. oacute;summer triggered. In a press release, the magistrate confirmed; that the final results showed two deaths. The perimeter has been improved. looped during the intervention of the police. If the event is over according to the prefecture, the area remains secured by the police.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116