Serial killer’s widow Monique Olivier responsible of being concerned in homicide 33 years in the past | UK | News | EUROtoday

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A lifeless serial killer’s widow faces a second life jail sentence for “aiding” him within the homicide of British scholar, Joanna Parrish, in France 33 years in the past.

Joanna Parrish was 20-years-old when she was raped and killed in Moneteau, France in May 1990 by Michel Fourniret.

Monique Olivier, 75, was on trial in France for her half within the rape and homicide of Joanna Parrish and 18-year-old Marie-Angèle Domèce in 1988.

She was additionally accused of serving to kidnap nine-year-old Estelle Mouzin, whose physique has by no means been discovered, in 2003.

After her sentencing, the daddy of the British lady mentioned that “there has never been any doubt in our minds at all” that Monique Olivier was “equally responsible for the murder of Joanna and the other completely innocent victims”.

At a press convention in Nanterre, Roger Parrish, mentioned: “From the very first moment that a victim was identified, she knew exactly, exactly, what would happen to them. Not only did she do nothing to help them, but she actively encouraged and participated in both their capture and subsequent murder.

“Her presence alone would have gained the boldness of all of the victims, who would by no means have believed a girl might be part of such an appalling and wicked act. Her participation in these acts has now been proved past any doubt.”

He added: “Finally, we now hope after this final impediment in our battle to realize a component of justice for Joanna has been overcome, we are able to bear in mind our daughter and sister with a smile on our faces, which is how, after all, all her many associates bear in mind her.”

Ms Parrish’s father Roger Parrish held a moment of silence for all of Fourniret’s victims.

The Parrish family lawyer, Didier Seban, said: “This is to start with a victory, a victory for the households.”

Monique Olivier, 75, had admitted the accusations, but a panel of three judges and six jurors still took more than 10 hours to find her guilty after a three-week trial.

Dubbed the “Ogre of the Ardennes”, Fourniret was jailed for all times in 2008 after being convicted of the murders of seven ladies and younger ladies and in 2018 he was given a second life sentence for an eighth homicide.

In whole, he confessed to 11 murders earlier than he died and this included Joanna Parish.