Judicial proceedings against X for “Assassination” was opened Thursday August 19 after the death of Olivier Maire on the night of August 8 to 9, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre (Vendée), announced in a press release the parquet floor of La Roche-sur-Yon.

Following the death of the 60-year-old priest, an investigation was opened to ” voluntary homicide “ and the autopsy had revealed that the victim had died as a result of “Violent blows” carried to the head, but the examination could not determine the murder weapon.

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The suspect still hospitalized

The suspect, Emmanuel Abayisenga, who is also suspected of being responsible for the fire at Nantes cathedral on July 18, 2020, himself went to the gendarmerie on August 9 and accused himself of this murder .

This last, “Placed in police custody within the framework of this investigation before being the subject of a measure of hospitalization in a psychiatric environment at the request of the representative of the State, is currently still hospitalized under this regime”, specifies the parquet floor.

Emmanuel Abayisenga was released on July 29 from hospitalization in psychiatry for more than a month. He had previously been imprisoned from July 20, 2020 to May 31, 2021, as part of the investigation into the fire at Nantes cathedral.

On his release from prison, he had been placed under judicial supervision, with an obligation of residence within the religious community of Montfortians, of which the priest Olivier Maire was the provincial superior.

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