Landes: Young man arrested after suspicious death of septuagenarian in Mont-de-Marsan

Landes: Young man arrested after suspicious death of septuagenarian in Mont-de-Marsan

The suspect was arrested and admitted to strangling the victim. (©Illustration/actu.fr)

L’inquest after a death at his homeA 76-year-old retired physiotherapist, last August in Mont-de-Marsan made it possiblethe arrest of a young man. He admitted that he had strangled the victim.

The suspect admits to strangling the victim

In a press release, the deputy public prosecutor explains that a 21-year-old man from Landes was arrested and placed in police custody “this Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. at the Mont-de police station. – Martian”. The suspect quickly admitted the facts. According to him, he would meet the victim by chance on the evening of August 18, 2022, and a fight “followed by an act of strangulation” would ensue.

The victim’s house burned down. The former physiotherapist was discovered by firefighters under a piece of furniture with ” a belt tied around the neck and the feet attached with an extension cord

“Psychiatric Disorders”

The arrested man suffers from mental disorders. He was previously hospitalized in a specialized facility in Bordeaux. He was placed in pre-trial detention at the Gradignan detention center in Gironde.

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