Wife of murdered vet taken into custody

MARIGOT–Nadine Turquin, wife of murdered veterinarian Jean-Louis Turquin, was taken into custody on Wednesday, April 26, in connection with the ongoing investigation into the vet’s murder in St. Martin on January 7.

The arrest was confirmed by Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, Prosecutor Xavier Bonhomme who told national media that the investigation has revealed “traces of gunpowder found on hands.” No further information could be obtained last night.

Jean-Louis Turquin (68) was found shot to death at around 10:30pm during what appeared to be a robbery attempt at his Mont Vernon home. Several individuals had entered the house and Turquin’s body was found in the bedroom after midnight by his wife, who had returned home from a night out.

Of the two bullets that had been fired, one struck the vet in the back. Two bullet casings were found on the ground.

Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that Turquin was condemned in 1997 in Nice for the murder of his eight-year-old son Charles Edouard. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The body of the boy was never found and Turquin had always claimed his innocence.

His appeals were rejected, but in July 2006 he was released on parole after serving 10 years of his sentence in a Corsica prison, and vowed to find out the truth about what happened to his son. He took up residence in St. Martin in 2010.

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/65522-wife-of-murdered-vet-taken-into-custody