During his custody and his trial which began on January 17, this alleged killer gave chilling details about his crime. He confessed to having wanted to experience the feeling of killing for years.
Claire, a 39-year-old woman was brutally killed with 17 stabs the evening of June 19, 2018. His presumed killer is Mathieu D., a 26-year-old young man who picked her up hitchhiking. She had to to go from Montélimar to Sommières. After eating a pizza and touring the small town, Matthieu D. proposes a sexual relationship with his future victim. Claire refuses the proposal and ask him to leave, according to 20 Minutes. “Returning to my vehicle, I told myself that it was an isolated place, that it was dark, that there was no one and that it was an opportunity to kill“, declared Mathieu D. during his police custody.
He had a small dagger hidden in his car. It was with this dagger that he inflicted 17 blows on his victim – in the carotid, in the head and in the heart. Mathieu D. surrendered himself to the gendarmes and indicated the place where the body of his victim could be found. According to the confessions of this suspected cold-blooded killer, he went home to bed after his crime. The next day he went for a walk before surrendering to the authorities. His detachment captivated the gendarmes, the psychiatric experts as well as the investigating judge. “Throughout the interview, he remained stoic and didn’t mark any emotion or expression on his face.“, declares the gendarme who proceeded to his custody.
Matthieu D. admits that he did not like the feeling of killing
During his confession, Mathieu D. affirms having fed a “desire for murder” for years and that it was to satisfy it that he killed his victim. He expected to feel a certain pleasure and a certain adrenaline rush by taking action, But that was not the case, in his words. It was for this reason that he handed himself over to the authorities. “The young man also recognized it, if he had liked the feeling of killing, he would not have been returned.“, specifies 20 minutes. According to the psychiatrist Roland Coutanceau, it is the same dynamics found in serial killers.
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