Juan Ignacio Blanco  

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Classification: Spree killer
Characteristics: Parricide - Mental patient
Number of victims: 7
Date of birth: June 19, 1985
Date of arrest: Same day
Date of birth: 1944
Victims profile: Men and women (including his father and uncle)
Method of murder: Shooting (.22-caliber rifle)
Location: Evran, France
Status: Unknown

Guy went on a rampage through a string of towns, shooting dead seven.

Was arrested by police.


7 killed; Patient arrested

Detroit Free Press

June 20, 1985

RENNES, France -- Police said a mental patient killed seven people, including his father and uncle, and wounded five more in a shooting spree in northern Brittany on Wednesday.

Guy Martel, 41, a former teacher, was captured in the town of Evran. Police said the gunman killed or wounded people there and in six other towns. One of the dead was a doctor Martel had sought out for care, police said.

Authorities said Martel, reportedly armed with a .22-caliber rifle, did not resist arrest.

Police said Martel had been under treatment for mental problems for the past year in a hospital near Rennes. There was no immediate explanation how he left the hospital or acquired the rifle.


Death spree

The Times

June 20, 1985

EVRAN, FRANCE - Police arrested a man who apparently went berserk with a .22 rifle through a string of Brittany towns, killing seven people, including his father, and injuring five.


Frenchman Kills 7 With Hunting Rifle

Los Angeles Times

June 20, 1985

A man armed with a hunting rifle went on a shooting rampage across western France on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring five before he was seized by police, officials said.

The man, identified as Guy Martel, 41, began the deadly spree by fatally shooting his father in the town of Baguer Morvan, police said. Martel then drove through a string of small towns near the port of Saint-Malo, opening fire on relatives and strangers alike.

Police said that Martel, who had been treated for mental disorders, killed two people in Dol-de-Bretagne and one each in Saint Domineuc, Chapelle-aux-Fillzmeens, Combourg and Quebriac.