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‘He strangled her’: Husband admits grisly French killing

BESANCON: A French IT worker on Tuesday admitted to killing his wife in a case that has gripped the country since her charred corpse was found in a wood in October. The body of Alexia Daval, a 29-year-old bank employee, was found hidden under tree branches near their town of Gray-la-Ville in eastern France. Her husband Jonathann Daval, 34, had previously insisted that Alexia had gone jogging on October 28 and never come back. In the days after her death he cut a distraught figure, appearing in tears at a press…

Husband detained over murdered jogger

GRAY: French police on Monday detained an IT worker whose wife was murdered while out jogging in a grisly case that shocked the country. The charred body of Alexia Daval, a 29-year-old bank employee, was found in a wood in October in Esmoulins in eastern France. She had been beaten and probably strangled, prosecutors said, before her killer set fire to her body and hid it under tree branches a few kilometres (miles) from her usual jogging route. Her husband Jonathann, 34, said at the time that his wife had gone out…

UK police arrest jogger suspected of knocking woman in front of bus

LONDON: UK police on Thursday said they had arrested a 50-year-old jogger on suspicion of knocking a woman into the path of a bus on a busy west London street earlier this year. Closed circuit TV footage showed a male jogger knocking a 33-year-old woman head-first into the path of the bus, which narrowly managed to swerve out of her way. "UK Police investigating an assault after a jogger appeared to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus in Putney have made an arrest," London police said in a statement. "The…