Dawn: A woman defenestrated, her companion in custody for "attempted murder"


A woman is between life and death Sunday after being defenestrated Saturday night in Troyes during a violent dispute with his companion, placed in custody for "attempted homicide" aggravated, reported judicial sources.

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 prosecutor of the Republic of Troyes Olivier Caracotch, confirming information of the East flash.

Also in her forties, the woman was taken to hospital in critical condition and her life-threatening condition is "still engaged," he added.

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"Homicide attempt by spouse or cohabiting partner"

The investigation was opened for "homicide attempt by spouse or cohabiting partner," said 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 only been dating for a few weeks, and the man was "known to the police for acts of violence", added this source, 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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