An Algerian migrant was arrested in France on Tuesday after informing police he had just beaten his elderly French landlord to death, according to local reports.
The suspect contacted police in the early hours of Tuesday morning to admit he had attacked the 65-year-old man whose house he had been welcomed into in Vigneux-sur-Seine in the southern suburbs of Paris.
Emergency services were dispatched to the scene, but it was too late for the victim who sadly died of his injuries. The suspect was arrested by French authorities.
He told police shortly after 4 a.m. on Tuesday that he had just had a dispute with his landlord and that the latter had fallen to the ground. The police quickly discovered the victim lying unconscious on the ground in the house with serious injuries to his skull.
“The suspect was covered with blood and seemed very drunk,” a source close to the case told local news outlet Actu 17.
The suspect is a 35-year-old male Algerian national who was reportedly in an illegal situation in France.
According to investigators, the suspect and the victim shared the same home, but a motive for the attack has not yet been established. An investigation is underway for voluntary manslaughter.