Femicide in Saint-Michel: A septuagenarian accused of 1st degree murder

Femicide in Saint-Michel: A septuagenarian accused of 1st degree murder
Femicide in Saint-Michel: A septuagenarian accused of 1st degree murder

A septuagenarian is accused of the first degree murder of his wife, who was found lifeless in her apartment in the Saint-Michel district of Montreal late Saturday afternoon.

Brahim Naili, 71, is expected to appear by videoconference on Sunday afternoon at the Montreal courthouse.

The day before, he himself went to the police station to confess to having killed his ex-partner, we learned.

Naima Rezzek, aged in her fifties, was allegedly stabbed to death in the upper body in her home on rue Bélair, near 21st avenue, according to our information.

Around 5:40 p.m., a family member reportedly contacted emergency services regarding an altercation in the home. The police were then already on their way because of the confessions of the septuagenarian.

Neighbors testified that they heard “death screams” for several minutes before the arrival of officers from the Montreal City Police Department.

The police then discovered the body of the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ms. Rezzek would therefore be the 14th woman murdered since the start of the year in the province and the 8th who would have been killed by her spouse or ex-spouse.

In just five months, almost as many women would have died in a marital context as in the whole of 2023, when there were nine murders.

More details will follow…

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