He confessed to attacking his wife. A 78-year-old man was indicted after admitting to having killed his wife, a 73-year-old woman, with a saucepan, in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime). He was indicted on Sunday for intentional homicide.
Shortly after the events on Friday, the septuagenarian presented himself in an annex town hall of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray and declared there to have killed his wife.
Bloodstained saucepan discovered
According to the public prosecutor of Rouen, Frédéric Teillet, quoted by France 3, the man would have hit his wife with a saucepan, he said in police custody. The utensil, stained with blood, was discovered at the couple’s home. And the autopsy confirmed his statements.
The victim was struck in the forehead, which would have resulted in cardiorespiratory failure.
During his police custody, the husband claimed to remember “only one blow” and to have defended himself “from a bite” of the victim, specifies the public prosecutor. According to Paris Normandie, he was remanded in custody.