French couple attempted suicide

2011-02-08 07:36

French fugitive Philippe Meniere shot his wife Agnes Jardel dead and then turned the gun on himself, the Hawks said today about the couple who killed a policeman and injured another in Sutherland.

“As police approached, the man shot his wife twice in the head and then shot himself in the temple,” spokesperson McIntosh Polela said.

“The man was injured but not dead. There was a shootout and the police shot the man in his stomach and his legs and he died.”

Meniere (60) and Jardel (55) were on the run for six days following the shooting of Constable Jacob Boleme on January 14 at the farmhouse they occupied near Sutherland.

The farm’s owner called the police after he had tried unsuccessfully to evict the couple from his house.

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