Aged 51 and unknown to the courts, she was indicted on Tuesday and placed in pre-trial detention. She faces life imprisonment.
A 51-year-old woman admitted to having fatally shot her 80-year-old neighbor in Soings-en-Sologne, in the Loir-et-Cher, because of the latter’s dog barking, and was indicted for murder, indicated this Tuesday the prosecutor of Blois.
The facts occurred Sunday shortly before 10 p.m. The firefighters found the death of an 80-year-old woman, hit by gunfire and found “extended in the immediate vicinity of her sofa”, according to a press release from the public prosecutor of Blois, Frédéric Chevallier.
The autopsy confirmed “that the shots fired one on the right flank and the other on the left flank of the victim were the cause of death”.
“Someone had to kill her”
The respondent explained to the investigators that he had “frequent and regular verbal altercations with his neighbor, the victim, about barking dogs”. On Sunday, she left her house between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. armed with one of the four hunting rifles she had at home with two cartridges.
“She showed up at the gate of neighbors screaming that she was going to ‘kill her'”. Disarmed by her neighbors at first, she then returned home, repeating “that ‘someone had to kill her'”.
Moments later, two shots were heard. “The lady had taken a new rifle from her home, entered her neighbor’s house by climbing a fence and then shot her twice,” the statement continued.
She was indicted on Tuesday for “premeditated intentional homicide” and remanded in custody. She faces life imprisonment. The Romorantin-Lanthenay research brigade was responsible for the investigation.