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Nurse killed at Reims University Hospital: suspect said “resent hospital staff”


We know more about the circumstances of the stabbing of a nurse, who has since died, and of a medical secretary, which occurred Monday at the Reims hospital. The suspect claimed “blame the hospital staff” And “with white coats”said Wednesday 24 the prosecutor of Reims, Matthieu Bourrette, during a press conference.

Mr. Bourrette explained that the suspect, who tried to flee after the fact, admitted while in police custody “willfully assaulted” the two caregivers “because of their quality and because he resented psychiatry, which he described as criminal”.

“He added that he had thought about his package for several months” and recognized that the knife found after the fact belonged to him, said Mr. Bourrette. The 59 year old man “suffers from schizophrenia and paranoia”is followed “since 1985 with many hospital stays” and was officially recognized as a disabled adult. “His psychiatrist did not expect such an act. For him, he was stabilized. He came every day to take his medication.said Mr. Bourrette.

The suspect has “repeatedly told police officials [lors de son interrogatoire] blame the hospital environment, indicating that it has been mistreated for several years by the psychiatric environment”. The man, who “in want[ait] in white coats”explained that, “every time he would come across a white coat, he would plant it because he wanted revenge”. When he was arrested, he was armed with a ” kitchen knife “ 15 to 20 centimeters.

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A judicial investigation of the counts of assassination and attempted assassination has been opened. The prosecutor also requested that he be remanded in custody. “It will be up to the investigating judge and the judge of freedoms and detention this afternoon to assess the consequences”he said, adding that the suspect was facing criminal imprisonment ” for life “. The prosecutor asked for his indictment and his provisional detention in a hospital environment. The challenge now is to determine “if we can speak of a hate crime or a crime of madness”.

The 56-year-old medical secretary is “exit from the operating room”, said earlier in the day the Minister of Health, François Braun, at the microphone of BFM-TV. She ” feel better “ and is “on watch”.

The World with AFP