Tuesday, January 25

Aubervilliers: a mother and her 2-year-old daughter killed with knives, the father taken into custody

A man was taken into custody this Saturday, January 8. He is strongly suspected of having stabbed his wife and child on the night from Friday to Saturday in Aubervilliers, in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, the emergency services intervened in an apartment in the city center of Aubervilliers to take care of three people including a child. The 29-year-old mother and child were already deceased.

The sister of the respondent, injured, was transported in absolute urgency to the hospital, after having jumped out of the window of the apartment, located on the second floor of the building, to escape her brother. His vital prognosis no longer seems committed, according to Bobigny prosecutor Eric Mathais.

An investigation has been opened

In addition to the “family context”, the circumstances of the tragedy are still unclear for the time being, said the prosecution. The man, who was taken into custody, had tried to flee by car, before entering a wall. Having suffered fractures, he was still hospitalized on Saturday night.

If he had been convicted several times by the courts over the past ten years, no complaint for facts of marital viloence has been found.

The investigation opened for homicide on spouse and ancestor and for attempted homicide was entrusted to the judicial police service of the department.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of the Interior, 102 women were killed at the hands of their spouse or ex-spouse in 2020. They were 146 in 2019.


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