The facts occurred Sunday shortly before 10 p.m. Firefighters found the death of an 80-year-old woman, hit by gunfire and found “lying 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”.
A 51-year-old woman, resident of the town and unknown to justice, said she was the author of the shots.
The respondent explained to the investigators that he “frequent and regular verbal altercations with his neighbor, the victim, about barking dogs”.
On Sunday, she left her home between 9:30 p.m. and 10 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'”. Initially disarmed by her neighbors, 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 house, entered her neighbor’s house by climbing a fence and then shot her twice”, the statement continues.
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.