The woman, aged around thirty, had first alerted the police, claiming that her husband had been the victim of burglars.
The wife of the professor stabbed to death at her home near Dunkirk during the night from Sunday to Monday confessed to having killed him, during her police custody which began on Wednesday and is still ongoing, franceinfo and France Bleu learned this Thursday North of concordant sources.
This thirty-year-old, lecturer in literature and teacher, like the deceased, at the University of Littoral Côte d’Opale, had first alerted the police by claiming that her husband had been the victim of burglars before finally confessing to having killed his husband, according to a source close to the matter to franceinfo. An investigation into intentional homicide was opened this Monday, after the discovery of a man stabbed at his home in a residential area of Rosendaël, in the Dunkirk metropolitan area.
Two bloody knives found
The wife, municipal councilor of Dunkirk, elected in 2020 on the list of mayor Patrice Vergriete, now minister responsible for Housing, was placed in police custody on Wednesday, for “compare your version of the facts with the elements collected in the investigation“, had specified the prosecution.
The fifty-year-old was found in a bedroom on the first floor of the marital home, suffering from several stab wounds. Two bloody knives, a pair of gloves, a flashlight and a laptop were seized near the home, a police source assures France Bleu Nord. Several suspicious material items were found, the file source said. There was in particular “a cut on his left hand which corresponded to that of a glove found on site” and “the analysis of the smartphones which suggested tensions between the couple”, as well as “inconsistencies in the account of the facts “.
“Our city was affected last night by a terrible tragedy which cost the life of a Dunkirk resident. I want to express my deep emotion and my shock“, Patrice Vergriete reacted on Facebook on Monday, presenting his “most sincere condolences” to the victim’s loved ones.