Teenage girl killed in Saône-et-Loire: what we know about her boyfriend, main suspect

The body of a young teenager was found lifeless on Thursday June 9 near the school in the village of Clessé, in Saône-et-Loire. At the end of his police custody, his 14-year-old boyfriend confirmed that he was indeed the author of the murder.

A chilling murder. The body of a 14-year-old girl, stabbed with a knife, was discovered this Thursday at 6:40 a.m. behind a school in Clessé, in Saône-et-Loire, about fifteen kilometers from the city of Mâcon. Quickly suspected, her 14-year-old boyfriend admitted to the murder.

The investigators very quickly favored the hypothesis of a painful breakup. The main suspect was therefore the victim’s boyfriend.


During his interrogation, the young man quickly confessed to the facts. “His first statements confirm that he committed the acts of intentional homicide,” announced prosecutor Éric Jallet, confirming that the investigation was therefore open “on the count of assassination”.

“He admits having, as usual for a few days, agreed to an appointment with this young girl, that he had brought a knife, that he had discussed with her, that he had placed this knife in his sleeve.

After chatting with her for a few moments, he stabbed her three times in the neck,” he said. Adding that the girl “tried to flee and he caught her, tried to strangle her and stabbed her again, leaving [l’arme] on the spot and returning home.

He wanted to “kill someone”

Arrested at his school, the 14-year-old was taken into custody at 9:45 a.m. When first found, his hands were covered with “wounds that could be consistent with cuts and scratches. Samples were taken from the nails,” said prosecutor Éric Jallet.

The first testimonies collected by the investigators indicate that the suspect had already had “disturbing words” in the past. He spoke of his desire to “kill someone, especially his girlfriend”, with whom he had a relationship studded with ruptures and reconciliations, added the magistrate.

During the various hearings, the young man also indicated that he thought that “his act could be facilitated by the fact that the victim loved him. He said he trained in the handling of the knife and described the blows with precision.

The public prosecutor of Mâcon specified that the teenager was examined by an expert psychiatrist. The latter concluded that “a significant alteration of discernment, without abolition, making it accessible at this stage to a criminal sanction”. The victim’s autopsy is still in progress and the case must be entrusted to the criminal department of the Chalon-sur-Saône prosecutor’s office, with a view to “opening up information”.

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