Man suspected of murder in revenge over dead goldfish


A man from Le Mans in France has been arrested on charges of murdering a neighbour whose negligence resulted in the death of his pet goldfish.

Philip Emery, who was 55, had been asked by the suspect - identified only as Mario P. by a local newspaper - to look after his fish while he was away in February.

But on his return home he found that the fish had died and Emery had left the empty aquarium on his doorstep.

The two men, who were next-door neighbours, had apparently stopped speaking following the death of the goldfish.

Emery was found dead last Tuesday (May 8) in a water tank. He had a crushed skull.

Mario P. was taken in for questioning by French police the following day, on suspicion of murdering the man in revenge.

The police are said to be hunting for the murder weapon.

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