Yikes. A new report by Daily Mail states that a 19-year-old man was arrested for murdering a suspected pedophile priest.
Alexandre V worked as a housekeeper for Roger Matassoli, 91, before he attacked and murdered him while working at the Catholic Priest’s home. V shoved a crucifix down the man’s throat, and then fled in the murdered man’s car.
Matassoli was later found dead by police officers, who noted that the body has been tortured and suffered from asphyxiation.
The grisly murder was allegedly revenge for the clergyman abusing him when he was younger. In addition to abusing him, the priest is also accused of sexually abusing at least four other boys between 1960 and 2000. Among those abused is Mr. V’s father.
The suspect’s father – named as Stephane by French media – was allegedly abused by the priest as a child as was the suspect.
Stephane’s father killed himself when he learnt about the abuse, and Alexandre also tried to kill himself following the abuse, French reports have claimed.
‘This man has shattered a whole family,’ Stephane told reporters.
Police are pursuing their investigation based on the hypothesis that this was an act of revenge, according to local media.
The suspect has indicated to investigators having no recollection of the events he is suspected of having committed.
After the priest’s murder, Beauvais bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin said Roger Matassoli had been removed from his duties in 2009 after abuse allegations emerged. However, conflicting local media reports also state that 2009 was the year that the priest retired due to old age.
It also later emerged that bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonnin allegedly kept Matassoli on the payroll until 2018, when he took Alexandre and Stephane’s testimony into consideration, as well as the testimony of at least two other alleged victims, still according to local media.
If the allegations are true and the priest did abuse all these boys, then I’d say he got exactly what he deserved. Pedophiles like him do not deserve to continue living if you ask me. The world is a better place without that evil in it.