American charged with aggravated murder of wife in France
A Brooklyn man who told French police investigators that he killed his wife by stabbing her twice during an argument has been charged with her murder.
The body of his wife, 52-year-old Laure Bardina-Kruger, was found Friday in Peyriac-de-Mer, on the Mediterranean coast, south of Narbonne. Billy Kruger, the suspect told investigators that he acted in self-defense.
The husband was detained Friday as he was preparing to fly from Toulouse, bound for Jakarta, the prosecutor said.
During police questioning, the man said he stabbed his wife twice, the prosecutor said. He said they’d been arguing and he put forward “a vague” explanation of self-defense, she said.
The investigation is continuing.