A 19-year-old boy has been arrested for killing a suspected pedophile priest in France by shoving a crucifix down his throat and suffocating him.
Alexandre V. attacked the 91-year old Catholic Priest Roger Matassoli at his home in Agnetz, northern France. The boy, who claims to have been abused by the priest, has been charged with torture, murder, and resisting arrest.
The body of the priest was found in his home on November 4, with signs of torture. Alexandre, who worked as a housekeeper in the priest’s home, was caught by authorities attempting to escape in the priest’s car and was arrested on the same day.
He, however, was not charged until December 26 as he was transferred to hospital due to alleged psychiatric problems.