Landlord Killed Over Lack of AC: Report

Maryse Malin was remembered as a 'sweet, kind, and caring' woman
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2019 2:57 PM CDT
In France, the Heat Is Murder—Literally
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A French landlord was allegedly killed Monday by a tenant who was desperate for air-conditioning, the Local France reports. With much of Europe sweltering in a heatwave, 71-year-old Maryse Malin was shot dead Monday in Les Arcs-sur-Argens, a village in south-east France. The alleged gunman is a 66-year-old army veteran who moved into town earlier this year with his wife, per the Daily Mail. Word is he asked for air-conditioning and Malin agreed, but not until October, the month he was planning to leave.

Le Figaro reports she had just visited him in the villa he was renting when three rifle shots rang out; her brother-in-law, who lives in a back house on the property, heard the shots but arrived too late. A homicide investigation is underway, the suspect has been arrested, and the trial will likely be next year. Malin was remembered as a "sweet, kind, and caring" woman by her neighbors. (Paris hit a shocking 108.7 degrees last month.)

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