Monique Olivier, confederate of serial killer Michel Fourniret, will get life in jail | EUROtoday

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Monique Olivier was sentenced on Tuesday to life in jail, with a 20-year security interval, for her complicity in three kidnappings and murders dedicated by her former husband, serial killer Michel Fourniret.

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After three lengthy weeks of listening to and greater than ten hours of deliberation, the decision was reached within the trial of Monique Olivier. The former spouse of serial killer Michel Fourniret was sentenced, Tuesday, December 19, by the Hauts-de-Seine Assize Court to life imprisonment with a 20-year safety interval for her complicity in three kidnappings and murders dedicated by her ex-husband.

The position of the ex-wife of the “Ogre” was acknowledged within the kidnapping, sequestration and homicide of Marie-Angèle Domèce and Joanna Parrish, aggravated by an tried rape for the primary sufferer and a rape for the second. She can also be discovered responsible of complicity within the kidnapping, sequestration and homicide of Estelle Mouzin.

“The court was convinced of the guilt of Monique Olivier,” learn the president of the court docket Didier Safar.

Marie-Angèle Domèce, 18 years previous, Joanna Parrish, 20 years previous, and at last Estelle Mouzin, 9 years previous: the three victims of the serial killer had been certainly kidnapped, kidnapped, killed with the complicity of Monique Olivier, judged the court docket, which additionally admitted his complicity within the rape of Joanna Parrish and the tried rape of Marie-Angèle Domèce.

With her head lowered, her eyes half-closed, the 75-year-old accused listened to the decision, trying emotionless. She had beforehand requested for “forgiveness” from the victims’ households and stated she regretted “everything I did”.

The court docket answered within the affirmative to the fourteen questions put to it on the kidnappings, accompanied by rape or tried rape, and murders of two younger girls: Marie-Angèle Domèce in 1988, and Joanna Parrish in 1990. Then to the six different questions on the kidnapping and sequestration adopted by demise of Estelle Mouzin, the youngest of Michel Fourniret’s victims, who disappeared in January 2003.

On Monday, the general public prosecutor requested life imprisonment in opposition to the accused, accompanied by a safety interval of twenty-two years, “in view of the exceptional seriousness of the acts committed, and the necessary protection of society”.

Enigmatic persona

With a hesitant voice, Monique Olivier offered herself because the sufferer of her ex-husband, who died in detention in 2021, all through her third trial earlier than the assizes, which started on November 28.

On the civil events and prosecution aspect, the attorneys like the general public prosecutor tried to uncover the enigmatic ex-wife of the killer, accused of not having “saved” “little” Estelle whereas she participated in her kidnapping or once more for remaining immobile within the entrance of Michel Fourniret’s automobile whereas he raped and killed Joanna Parrish.

In 2008, the Ardennes Assize Court sentenced Monique Olivier to life imprisonment for complicity in 4 kidnappings and murders of her husband. Then she was sentenced to twenty years in jail, 10 years later in Versailles, once more for complicity, this time in a villainous homicide.

She had been sentenced to a complete of 30 years in jail throughout these two earlier convictions, and can subsequently not be launched till 2035.

Various and assorted specialists, witnesses who met the couple – like this Japanese piano trainer who had refused to offer classes to the son of the Fourniret couple – Selim Olivier himself have taken the stand since November 28.

Sometimes mistreated by the president of the court docket, they responded to the barrage of questions from the civil events, represented by Messrs Didier Seban and Corinne Herrmann, and from the protection introduced by Me Richard Delgenes.

“Dark side to the facts”

The listening to offered some surprises, reminiscent of when investigators from the Versailles judicial police who took the stand on December 8 expressed their skepticism concerning the involvement of Michel Fourniret within the disappearance of Estelle Mouzin, greater than 20 years after the information.

Unusual second within the legal court docket, once more, when Mr. Richard Delgenes took management on Thursday through the interrogation led by the president on the kidnapping of Estelle Mouzin. The latter assailed his shopper with questions on her lies to investigators.

“We had to start from the truths” that Monique Olivier stated concerning the information “to go further” through the listening to, Ms. Delgenes regretted to AFP.

Going past the already recognized confessions and hesitant denials of Monique Olivier won’t have been doable throughout this trial.

Monique Olivier made “the choice to keep a dark side on the facts” and on “her full and complete responsibility” within the crimes, regretted one of many attorneys normal, Hugues Julié.

Tirelessly repeating “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember” when she was questioned concerning the information, Monique Olivier didn’t present any new tangible data in regards to the abuse inflicted on Estelle Mouzin or the placement of the little lady’s our bodies. daughter and Marie-Angèle Domèce, by no means discovered.

With AFP