A woman is between life and death this Sunday after being defenestree Saturday evening in Troyes during a violent dispute with his companion. The latter was placed in custody for "attempted homicide" aggravated, it was learned from a judicial source.
According to the first elements of the investigation, witnesses heard the couple arguing and saw the man, in his forties, pushing his girlfriend through the window of the first floor of the building where they were, a said Troyes public prosecutor Olivier Caracotch, confirming information from East lightning.
Known man "for acts of violence"
Also in her 40s, the woman was taken to hospital in critical condition and her life-threatening condition is "still engaged", he added. The investigation was opened for "homicide by spouse or concubine," said Olivier Caracotch, adding that the man "had consumed alcohol at the time of the facts" and was still in custody Sunday night.
According to a source close to the investigation, the dispute broke out around 18 hours, and toxicological analyzes conducted in custody revealed that the suspect had "1.6 grams of alcohol in the blood".
The couple "had been dating for a few weeks" only, and the man was "known to the police for acts of violence," the source added, without specifying whether it was domestic violence. The suspect is also being prosecuted for violence on the depositary of the public authority, following a "difficult" interpellation according to the prosecutor's office.