The man suspected of having beheaded his grandfather was arrested on Wednesday shortly before midnight in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, a town bordering Bollène in the Vaucluse, where the homicide had occurred, the gendarmes announced on Thursday 21st of October.
He was arrested around 11:30 p.m. “He knocked insistently on the door of a resident, finding his behavior strange, the latter contacted the gendarmerie who came to question him”, wrote the gendarmerie in a message to the press.
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A murder of “incredible violence”
A hundred gendarmes had been mobilized since Wednesday afternoon to find him after a homicide of a “Incredible violence”, had explained Wednesday evening to AFP the prosecutor of the Republic of Carpentras, Pierre Gagnoud. “The crime scene shows incredible violence, with a decapitated body and extremely serious chest injuries”, he told AFP.
“The terrorist trail is completely excluded, the investigators favoring the family circle against a background of psychiatric disorders in the alleged perpetrator”, added the prosecutor, indicating that the wanted suspect was the grandson of the victim, a man of 37 years.
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The survey for ” voluntary homicide “ was entrusted to the search brigade of the Orange gendarmerie, assisted by criminal investigation technicians from Avignon and the Marseille research section.