The man accused of the murder which took place on August 26, 2020 in Annecy did not take long before confessing the facts. Two days after the death of Morgane Nauwelaers, the septuagenarian admitted to being the author of the fatal shot. “Aged 75, the alleged perpetrator has never been convicted (…) He admits having come to the scene of the facts and recognizes the shot”, had at the time announced in a press release the prosecutor of the Véronique Denizot Republic. The man had gone to the psychologist’s office and had shot “to scare her”, according to him.
Quickly, the first elements of the investigation indicated that the psychologist, mother of an 18-month-old child, was preparing to accuse the suspect of sexual assault on her daughter and granddaughter. It is the life of the suspect, a patient with Morgane Nauwelaers, who revealed to her that she had been sexually assaulted by her father. According to her, her 13-year-old daughter had suffered the same abuse.
The septuagenarian, married and father of two children, had been indicted for murder and placed in detention. The man has been on trial in Annecy since Tuesday. He faces life imprisonment. The verdict is expected to fall on Thursday.