A woman was indicted for “murder by spouse” and placed in pre-trial detention Sunday evening after the death of her companion during an alcoholic dispute at their home in Tonnoy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), we have learned Monday from the Nancy prosecutor’s office.
During his custody the mis en cause, born in 1974, recognized “an argument (…) against a background of high alcoholism”, explaining to the investigators that her husband had “slapped and insulted”, added François Pérain, Attorney of the Republic of Nancy.
Possible “voluntary violence”
She added that her companion then “fell to the ground”, without her being responsible for the fall, and that she allegedly “kicked” him. According to the prosecutor, “his shoes (were) indeed stained with blood”.
The couple’s daughter had warned the emergency services Friday, which had discovered the lifeless body of the father presenting “injuries compatible with voluntary violence”. The mother, found in a state of intoxication, had been arrested and placed in police custody.
She had already been sentenced last year for drunken violence on her daughter. “The couple was known for their alcoholism problems and marital disputes,” said the prosecution.