In the village of Jussy, south of Metz, the body of a 74-year-old woman was found this Thursday morning at her home. Her husband of 82, seriously injured, was hospitalized in Nancy. According to the 1st elements of the investigation, the man killed his wife who suffered from dementia, and tried to commit suicide.
It is the nurse who comes every morning to provide care to the victim who discovered the two bodies in the house this Thursday morning. The firefighters were alerted around 8:30 am. The 74-year-old woman was found dead. Her husband, 82, is seriously injured. He was hospitalized in Nancy, his vital prognosis is engaged. According to the first elements of the investigation, the man killed his wife with a 22 long rifle rifle before turning the weapon on him. A weapon he owned and legally owned. Neighbors did not hear any gunshots a priori.
The victim’s illness experienced with difficulty within the couple
The Metz prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for assassination, it is entrusted to the gendarmes of the Metz research bridle. According to the deputy prosecutor contacted by France Bleu Lorraine, “the victim had dementia, the husband was depressed “. According to the prosecution, the woman’s illness was experienced with difficulty within the couple.
A shock for the village of 470 inhabitants
The man was born in Jussy and the couple had lived there for many years. A couple totally unknown to justice until then. “Very discreet people“, specifies the mayor of Jussy, shaken by the tragedy. Pierre Fachot thinks above all of their family and evokes a disaster in this small village of 470 inhabitants.