A woman thrown from a building, her companion in custody for "attempted homicide" in Troyes


A woman is between life and death Sunday, November 10 after being defenes Saturday evening in Troyes during a violent dispute with his companion, placed in custody for "attempted homicide" aggravated, according to 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 indicated the Troyes public prosecutor Olivier Caracotch, confirming an information of L'Est eclair.

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.

The couple only knew each other for a few weeks

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.

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