In my efforts to keep you up-to-date on the latest news stories from the region, I just HAVE to tell you all about this one!
A few days ago, there was a story in La Depeche about a murder that took place in Lourdes. A middle-aged woman had moved there with her mother a couple of years ago. By all accounts they got along great and loved each other.
Now, like Jerusalem, Lourdes does have a tendency to attract a certain type of overly-religious fanatic, and these two women seemed to fall into that category.
Several days ago, the daughter seems to have had some kind of psychotic break in the middle of the night. She woke up and beat her mother to death with various pieces of furniture, including a wooden crucifix. According to her own, rather garbled account after the event, she felt as if she had been taken over by a demon who told her she had to perform evil acts!
She was committed to an asylum for observation and to see if she was capable of being accused and standing trial.
Yesterday, she was found dead on the floor of her room with no apparent signs of foul play! A toxic screen is being performed to see if she took pills, but at this point there is no clear cause of death!
I’m sure you can all hear either Tubular Bells (theme from the Exorcist) or the Twilight Zone theme music playing in your heads! Talk about creepy and weird, I think this beats the case of Mme. Peille hands down!
I will give you the word of any future developments.
Ciao from the land of spooky,