The first elements collected by the investigators are for the time being rather sparse. A 48 year old woman was killed on Sunday by stabbing, in Aveyron , and her spouse, who allegedly attempted suicide, is the main suspect, said a source close to the investigation. At the time of the murder, which took place on a road in the town of Calmont, the victim was alone with her spouse, aged 50 years.

The latter, found seriously injured, also with a knife, at the scene of the tragedy, was hospitalized. The prosecution confined itself to confirming that it had been seized of the case, without making any other comments.

This new feminicide comes at a time when the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin announced on Sunday new measures to try to stem intra-marital violence. In 2020, 102 women lost their lives to the blows of their spouse or ex-spouse . This is the lowest number since years since in 2019, 146 feminicides had been identified .