According to prosecutors, a French priest who was shot outside the church was the victim of his lover’s jealous husband.
Nikolaos Kakavelakis, 52, was shot twice in the chest on October 31 while confining his Greek Orthodox church in Lyon, sparking initial fears that it was part of escalating terrorism in the country. European family.
But the father of the two children fell into a coma on Wednesday – and told investigators he was assaulted for a nefarious incident, according to Agence France-Presse.
A 40-year-old man was arrested and confessed to the shooting, prosecutors told Le Parisien.
The suspect, identified only as Giorgi P., “turned out to be the husband of a woman who was having an affair with the victim,”; prosecutors said in a statement by 35-year-old Russian wife Lela K .
He asserted he had no intention of killing the priest when shooting him with a sawed handgun which he later threw away.
Kakavelakis has applied to resign to the church, according to reports.