Quintuple homicide in Meaux: the father admitted the facts and said he “heard voices”

The 33-year-old father suspected of having killed his wife and their four children, discovered dead Monday evening, admitted the facts

Quintuple homicide in Meaux: the father admitted the facts and said he “heard voices”

The 33-year-old father suspected of having killed his wife and their four children, discovered dead Monday evening, admitted the facts. He said he “heard voices” asking him to “do harm,” said Thursday, December 28, from the public prosecutor of Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), Jean-Baptiste Bladier.

According to the results of the autopsies carried out on Wednesday, the 35-year-old mother and her 10- and 7-year-old daughters “were victims of around ten stab wounds each”, “administered with very great violence”, specified M .Bladier. The boys, aged 4 years and 9 months, “died of asphyxia following drowning,” he added. The modus operandi was confirmed by the respondent during the hearings.

The man also declared that he had “not been able to identify a trigger for his act,” the prosecutor wrote. “He clarified that, since the events, he “felt nothing” and “felt empty”.” The question of psychiatric follow-up quickly arose for this man who was receiving treatment to treat psychotic and depressive disorders. According to Jean-Baptiste Bladier, he “indicated that he was in the habit of taking his daily medication treatment to which he was required – in a non-judicial context – since 2019, but not having taken it on December 24”.

The precise date of the tragedy was not communicated by the prosecution. The police discovered the bodies around 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve in different rooms of the family home, located in a residence in Meaux, a “very violent crime scene,” according to the prosecution. The authorities had been alerted by neighbors worried about the lack of news from the mother.

The prosecutor requested the indictment and provisional detention of the father as part of the investigation opened for “intentional homicide of minors under 15” and “intentional homicide by spouse”. The decisions of the investigating judge and the liberty and detention judge will be known at the end of the day or in the evening.