The wife of Patrice Charlemagne, the university professor killed in his house proximity of Dunkirk, was indicted for "assassination" this Friday, September 22. The day before, she had admitted to having committed the homicide.
The wife of Patrice Charlemagne, the academic found in Paris death at stabbing Monday at dawn at dawn Dunkirk, is indicted for murder and placed in provisional detention. "There was indeed an intention to commit homicide and this intention existed before the attack," the Dunkirk prosecutor, Charlotte Huet. "There were inconsistencies between her initial version, that of the thesis of a break-in committed by burglars, and the evidence collected on site," she explained. without giving anything away The professor's wife admitted the facts to investigators on Thursday, September 21, the day after she was placed in custody at this stage. view.
Justine Jotham, the wife of the deceased professor, had nevertheless called for help. the police after the death of her husband. She then indicated, in a first version of the facts, that she and her husband had been killed. woken up by burglars who had succeeded in enter their home. She added that she had succeeded in fled with his 20-month-old daughter, while the thieves attacked the fifty-year-old. After the opening of an investigation into intentional homicide and to confront this story and certain inconsistencies with the first elements of the investigation, the ;teacher who worked in the same university; that her husband was arrested on September 20. She ended up confessing to the murder, but investigators have yet to clarify the circumstances of the tragedy.
Tensions in the couple?
The wife of Patrice Charlemagne was still in the sights of the judicial police in charge of the investigation. The investigators had found several elements questioning the role of Justine Jotham in the drama: "a cut on her left hand which corresponded to a cut on her left hand which corresponded to that of a glove found on site" and "the analysis of the smartphones which suggested tensions within the couple" specifies the AFP.
The circumstances of the death of the 51-year-old professor have yet to be clearly established. Patrice Charlemagne was found died in a bedroom on the first floor of the family home, injured; by several stab wounds, while two bloody knives, gloves, a laptop and a flashlight were taken. discovered near the scene of the crime.
Doctor, novelist… Who is the wife of Professor Patrice Charlemagne?
Like her late husband, Justine Jotham is a teacher at University of the Littoral Côte d'Opale and worked on in a college before. Aged 37, she is a doctor and lecturer in French literature. In parallel with its activity From being a professor, the thirty-year-old has a career as a writer. Most of his books are aimed at children and the last one was published a few weeks ago.
The wife of the killed professor is also known at Dunkirk as a municipal councilor, since her election in 2020 on the list of mayor Patrice Vergriete, the current minister in charge of Housing. Its political commitment was reflected largely in actions linked to culture, such as library inaugurations, literary prize ceremonies or even public readings.
The university where works the wife of Patrice Charlemagne did not wish to make comments after the confession. As for the city of Dunkirk she describes, through her communications director Thomas Roussez at the microphone of BFM Grand Littoral, a “serious, very professional” woman. Protected by the presumption of innocence, no court decision having been made. pronounced at In her regard, the suspect remains municipal councilor of the commune until the end of the year. the judicial decision" added the communicator.