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French woman stabs her husband 318 times

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French woman stabs her husband 318 times
A Frenchwoman has been charged with murder for stabbing her husband 318 times. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP
15:37 CET+01:00
A woman is behind bars in France after admitting stabbing her husband with a knife over 300 times, reports said on Tuesday. The accused woman has refused to tell police why she committed the crazed attack.

A French woman has been charged with murder for fatally stabbing her husband 318 times at their house in the town of Nangis to the south west of Paris. The woman carried out the gruesome attack as the couple’s child was at home and sleeping.

The 35-year-old woman has refused to tell police what prompted the attack on Saturday night, newspaper Libération reported. Police had initially said the 42-year-old man had died after being stabbed 70-80 times with a kitchen knife, but an autopsy revealed the number was actually four times higher.

After the attack the woman called the police and allegedly said she had just killed her husband. By the time the officers arrived the man was dead. According to preliminary reports the pair had fought an ongoing battle in various parts of their home.

Police said the couple had been known to argue regularly but have not officially said they are looking at domestic violence as the reason for the killing.

Their six-year-old child was placed in foster care.

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