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Couple Killed near Agen: The Murderer Committed Suicide in Prison

Imprisoned and jailed Friday, Jean-Claude Petitfaux hanged himself in his cell in Agen on Saturday after he confessed ..

Jean-Claude Petitfaux, imprisoned and jailed Friday night for the double murder of a couple, on December 2 in Foulayronnes (Lot-et-Garonne), committed suicide in his cell in the prison of Agen on Saturday evening, we have learned from sources

Found hanged after having confessed

The Prison Service officers have discovered hanged in his cell at 8.30pm and gave the alert.  Firefighters and EMS arrived quickly on site and tried in vain to revive him and pronounced him dead shortly after 9pm.

The man had been detained on the night of Friday to Saturday, about having been notified of his indictment for “aggravated murder, attempted aggravated murder and extortion with a weapon.”

A few hours before his suicide, his lawyer,  Elodie Séverac had told AFP that his client, who was liable to life imprisonment, had confessed.

He was arrested “without resistance” on December 3rd, in the parking lot of a supermarket in Agen, after 24 hours of the run.

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