Sunday, February 28, 2016

Vienna: a couple indicted after the discovery of a tortured body – Le Figaro

The lifeless body of a 57 year old woman was discovered Friday in Vienna. A man aged 55 and his partner of 46 years were indicted and detained Sunday in Poitiers. The victim was held captive for two months and have suffered violence at the couple’s home.

The garbage collectors have made a gruesome discovery Friday morning. At Saint-Léger-de-Montbrillais, north of Vienna, they found the body of a woman of 57 years in the vineyards. The body of the victim had numerous bruises, burns and fractures, according to the deputy prosecutor Patrick Maire. She was strangled, but it is unclear whether she died at the scene, or transported after death. The investigation went quickly: a couple from Deux-Sèvres was quickly put into custody and indicted on Sunday before being remanded in custody.

The 55 year old man has been indicted for arrest, kidnapping followed by death, and for acts of torture and barbarity habitually on vulnerable person, heads facing the life imprisonment. His partner of 46 years was indicted for arrest, kidnapping followed by death, said the floor of Poitiers.

After denying the facts at the beginning of the custody, both accused came to recognize their responsibility as New Republic . The man would have sought to minimize the role of his companion. The couple said at the hearings have carried the body of the victim while she was still alive.

According to the deputy prosecutor, the victim, a native of Montreuil-Bellay Maine-et-Loire, was kidnapped in December by the couple in Argenton-the Church, fifteen kilometers in Deux-Sèvres, neighboring department, where the suspects lived. She would have been almost daily violence and humiliation. This woman, who was under curatorship, had no family, and worrying disappearance was reported a few weeks ago by neighbors.

The motives of the crime, committed in a context of great distress social and intellectual, remained rather vague Sunday. It could be a “revenge following a family dispute” old, said the prosecution: the victim knew the suspects, and had stayed there including twelve years at the man’s parents <. / p>


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