MISCELLANEOUS Two women were stabbed to death late Friday afternoon in Roujan, Hérault, a priori by the partner of one of the two victims -probable-feminicide-1953fe7.jpg” alt=”Hérault: two women killed with knives, probable feminicide” />

The man was taken into custody (illustrative image). — Mathieu Pattier/SIPA

« The respondent, the partner of one of the two victims, was arrested by the gendarmerie in the family restaurant opposite the apartment where A priori, the facts took place » to AFP the prosecutor of the Republic of Béziers, Raphaël Balland, confirming initial information from the daily Midi Libre.

Placed; on guard at; seen around 7:00 p.m., the young man would have immediately explained to his relatives « to have done a bullshit », explained; Mr. Balland, pointing out that « the nature of the weapon remains to be seen; determine, even if it is probably a knife ».

The second victim, whose identity had not yet been determined Friday evening by the investigators, « could be a next-door neighbor of the young woman targeted, » the prosecutor.

Neither the alleged murderer; nor his partner were known to the police or gendarmerie services, « whether as perpetrator or as victim, » the public prosecutor of Béziers. The family of the young woman confirmed to the investigators that they never knew of any blow or threat against her.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of the Interior, 102 women died under the blows of their spouses or ex-spouse in 2020. They were 146 in 2019.

If this feminicide is confirmed, it would be at least the fifth this year, after four women killed ;es since January 1 by their companion or former companion, in Maine-et-Loire, in Meurthe-et-Moselle, in Seine-Saint-Denis and at agrave; Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes.