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Man kills ex over new love, then himself

Kyle James · 5 Jul 2011, 11:18

Published: 05 Jul 2011 11:41 GMT+02:00
Updated: 05 Jul 2011 11:18 GMT+02:00

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A phys ed teacher killed his ex-girlfriend and then himself in Marseille after she announced she was leaving him. Their young daughter in the next room was unharmed.


The murder-suicide occurred on Sunday night, according to police, when the 59-year-old teacher arrived at the residence of his ex-girlfriend, who was having dinner with her new partner and another male friend.


Armed with a .22 caliber rifle, the teacher forced the two men to leave, and then shot his former partner, and the mother of their two-year-old daughter, in the chest, killing her instantly.


The man then turned the rifle on himself, shooting himself in the head.


The woman, 35 years old and also a teacher by profession, had recently broken up with him, saying she was starting a new life with another man.


Their child was found in one of the rooms of the residence, despondent but unharmed.


Kyle James (news@thelocal.com)

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