The individual, who confirmed having killed his friend following an argument, was indicted and remanded in custody.
The body of a decapitated man who also had a severed arm was discovered Friday afternoon, December 24, at the edge of a road in the town of Albias, about ten kilometers northwest of Montauban. The next day, the investigations carried out as part of the criminal investigation carried out by the Montauban public prosecutor’s office with the Toulouse Research Section, jointly seized with the Montauban Research Brigade, made it possible to identify the suspect of the crime. .
The man was arrestedduring the search of the home of the victim residing a few hundred meters from the place of discovery of the body“, said in a press release the parquet floor of Montauban. The latter, roommate of the victim, was immediately placed in police custody. Questioned by the investigators, he then spontaneously declared “stabbing and kicking his friend to death, and subsequently dismembering him for the purpose of concealing the corpse“, specifies the press release.
The drama would have been tied on December 23 around midnight, “during an argument following a drunken party“. In the past, the two men would have already been violent towards each other, especially a few months before the tragedy.
Monday, December 27, in the afternoon, the detainee was presented before an examining magistrate before being indicted for “murder” and placed in pre-trial detention. Aged 52 and from Reunion, single and unemployed, he is well known to the justice services for two convictions, “old“says the press release, for acts of sexual exhibition and death threats. The victim is a 31-year-old man known to the courts for traffic offenses and theft.
Friday afternoon, a few hours before Christmas Eve, two walkers had discovered a body without head or forearms, at the edge of a secondary road. A medical examiner then intervened at the site of the discovery of the body, noting “several stab wounds to the chest and back» and advancing the hypothesis «mutilation of the post-mortem body“. The head had been discovered on Saturday morning.a hundred meters from the scene in a plastic bag” while “two cut forearms“had been found”the same evening near the body.»
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