An 83-year-old man has been arrested by police, accused of attacking and killing his 80-year-old wife after she admitted to him she was having an affair, according to a Sept. 23, 2013 report by The Local.
The report indicates the couple was walking in their garden, located in a suburb of Paris, France, when the woman disclosed to her husband, to whom she had been married for several decades, that she was cheating on him.
According to The Local, the husband “flew into a rage and hit his wife with several blows to her head.”
The woman then grabbed a rope from the garden and threatened to kill herself if her husband did not stop hitting her.
Instead, police believe he grabbed the rope from her hands and began to strangle her with it.
The Local reports that the husband was immediately arrested and a criminal investigation has commenced regarding his wife’s death.