Colmar: a woman dies, defenestrated by her ex-companion


Lthe victim died on the spot, despite the intervention of firefighters and Smur. Thursday evening June 3, a 48-year-old woman was defenestrated from the top of the eighth floor of a building, in Colmar, in the Haut-Rhin, reported a source close to the investigation, Friday. She was pushed out the window by her former companion, 19 meters high, and fell onto the roof of a sports hall below. The man, aged 51, was very alcoholic at the time of the facts, and had 2.5 g of alcohol in his blood, said the same source.

The individual subsequently remained at the window, and began to throw cans of beer in the direction of his ex-partner’s body. He was arrested immediately, without offering any resistance. According to a neighbor, quoted by the same source, the victim was regularly subjected to violence from her former companion. Also according to this source, the man was arrested on April 25 at the home of the forties and placed in judicial detention following the failure to comply with a ban on dating. He was then presented to a sentencing judge.

A struggle of several minutes before death

The public prosecutor of Colmar Catherine Sorita-Minard simply confirmed to Agence France-Presse that there had been “a defenestration by an ex-spouse”, without further details. A communication is planned at the end of the day. The testimonies collected by the newspaper Alsace evoke a struggle of several minutes before the man knocks the victim out of the window.

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According to the group Feminicides by companions or ex, 48 feminicides have already been identified in 2021. In 2020, 90 feminicides were counted by the Ministry of the Interior, against 146 the previous year.

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