A man who said he was “guided by God the Catholic”, suspected of having killed two passers-by and seriously injured a third mid-November in Cholet (Maine-et-Loire), was indicted and imprisoned, has we learned on Friday.
The 35-year-old man, who had been hospitalized under duress for a year until last summer, admitted the facts in police custody. He was then hospitalized again under duress.
On November 14, he had met two elderly people, a little away from the center of Cholet. “God would have told him that it was necessary to attack them, which he did, and he returned home”, had described the prosecutor of the Republic of Angers, Eric Bouillard. The 82-year-old man will die while the 81-year-old woman is seriously injured.
Traces of blood
Then, “God, the Catholic God, would have told him to attack another one too, he came down, and the first person he came across was his third victim,” the prosecutor had traced.
He was arrested shortly after in his apartment by the police. Significant traces of blood had been found on site by investigators. According to Eric Bouillard, the suspect was indicted on December 3 for aggravated murder and attempted aggravated murder, then taken into custody. He faces life imprisonment.
The respondent had declared to have worked as a sales representative in Cholet a few years ago and to have suffered a “burn-out”. The three victims have no connection with the suspect, according to investigators.