French woman killed by tenant over lack of air conditioning: reports

An elderly landlord in France was fatally shot by a tenant following a fight over air conditioning, according to reports.

Maryse Malin, 71, was recently shot three times by a tenant in Les Arcs-sur-Argens in southeast France, English language French news website The Local reported on Thursday.

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A French landlord was reportedly killed after her tenant was displeased with a lack of air conditioning in the villa he was renting.

A French landlord was reportedly killed after her tenant was displeased with a lack of air conditioning in the villa he was renting. (iStock)

The tenant — reportedly a 66-year-old military veteran — had allegedly complained about heat in the villa, and requested that air conditioning be installed, neighbors said.

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Malin's family said that the landlord agreed but told the tenant air conditioning couldn't be installed until October.

Authorities are investigating Malin's death as a homicide, according to the news outlet.