The police and firefighters intervened around 6 a.m. on Monday morning at Michel Dennemont’s home, in Les Avirons, on the west coast of the island. The senator and former mayor of the town was the victim of several stab wounds during a family dispute. Seriously injured and suffering from severe bleeding, he was transferred to the emergency department of the CHU Nord in order to undergo surgery. Its vital prognosis is not committed according to the information communicated by Réunion la Première.
A violent argument with his 35-year-old son
The alleged assailant would be his son. He allegedly attacked his father with a knife and struck him seven times in the arm, hand, back and abdomen. He then allegedly fled by jumping from a wall more than 5 meters high, injuring his legs in turn. Firefighters also took care of him and took him to the South University Hospital where he underwent operations.
Present on the scene at the time of the tragedy, the companion of Michel Dennemont received a punch. In shock, she was treated on the spot by rescuers. The circumstances of the dispute are unknown, the investigation will attempt to determine whether the alleged assailant is showing psychological fragility.
François Patriat, LREM senator from Côte-d’Or reacted and supported his colleague
A nurse by profession, Michel Dennemont was 28 years old when he first hired as a municipal councilor in Les Avirons. He is elected mayor of the southern municipality ten years more. A function that he will exercise for about thirty years until his election to the Senate in October 2017. Now 72 years old, Michel Dennemont is also a regional advisor within the LREM group.
Source: Le Progrès : info et actu nationale et régionale – Rhône, Loire, Ain, Haute-Loire et Jura | Le Progrès by www.leprogres.fr.
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