The ex-spouse of the woman murdered in the middle of the street on Thursday morning in La Croix-de-la-Rochette, in Savoy, was arrested this Friday morning, 24 hours after the events, according to a source. to file. The 61-year-old suspect was arrested by the Savoy PSIG gendarmes, as part of a device piloted by the GIGN, around 10:10 a.m., near the parking lot of a Buddhist study and practice center in Arvillard, where he had parked his car. His Toyota was discovered on Thursday by the gendarmes.
According to the Chambéry public prosecutor, Pierre-Yves Michau, this arrest took place calmly. The suspect was arrested, in the framework of the open investigation for murder. On Thursday night, the Chambéry prosecutor had indeed confirmed that the murder “It was probably committed with premeditation.”
160 gendarmes mobilized
This is a very important investigative device that was mobilized since Thursday morning, with no less than 160 gendarmes, including 60 GIGN soldiers and more than 10 Chambéry SR gendarmes, as well as divers, mobile gendarmes, as well as soldiers from the PGHM and the regional observation and surveillance group (GOS).
The gendarmes were supported on the ground by dog teams and aerial means : five helicopters (some equipped with thermal cameras) and drones. “The marking of dogs has been very interesting for the orientation of operational research, in addition to all the means used”, said a source close to the investigation.
“Thanks to the gendarmes who yesterday carried out the arrest of the femicide suspect in Savoy, mobilizing very important resources”Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior, reacted immediately on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
On Thursday morning, around 9:20 a.m., a 42-year-old woman, ex-wife of this man, was leaving the nursery where she had just dropped off one of her children, when she was fatally assaulted in front of her three-year-old son. He received a dozen violent blows, delivered with a sharp object, of the “machete” type, according to the investigators. The suspect then fled by car and the emergency services could not do anything to save the victim.
this man was already known by justice. As part of the separation from him, in 2021, he was sentenced in November 2020 by the Nice Criminal Court for breach of a protective order provided for the benefit of the victim. From transfer to Savoy as a policemanshe had filed a complaint for non-payment of alimony against her ex-spouse.
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