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Monique Olivier: condemned

Now aged 75, the ex-wife of rapist and serial killer Michel Fourniret was murdered. sentenced to criminal imprisonment life, accompanied by a period of security 20 years old.

The verdict is in. After three weeks of trial, Monique Olivier was arrested. sentenced this Tuesday, December 19, 2023 to criminal imprisonment life, accompanied by a period of security 20 years old and not 22 years old, as had been the case before. required Monday. On paper, Monique Olivier, who is now 75 years old, should therefore not be able to come out before 2043 and so… 95 years old. She still has to live until that time. this great age. But it is nevertheless possible for a convicted person to to request conditional release during the safety period.

Thus, according to article 720-1-1 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, a convicted person anyone whose state of health, physical or mental, is no longer compatible with the conditions of detention may benefit from a suspension of the sentence. The decision is based on a medical certificate issued by the doctor of the health structure where condemned him is supported. Conversely, this suspension measure can be revoked by the judge in the event that the detainee no longer meets the conditions of suspension.

Tried for complicity in the cases of Marie-Angèle Domèce, Joanna Parrish and Estelle Mouzin

Since November 28, Monique Olivier has been appearing before the Hauts-de-Seine Assize Court in Paris. Nanterre for complicity in the kidnappings and murders of Marie-Angèle Domèce, Joanna Parrish and Estelle Mouzin. Some cases are thirty-five years old and the families of the victims were sometimes still waiting for answers. Her former husband, Michel Fourniret, having died in 2021, Monique Olivier appeared alone before the Assize Court.

The 75-year-old accused brought few new elements over the last three weeks. She mainly gave confusing answers and pretended to be wrong. that her memory was failing her. On the other hand, she expressed regrets and present his apologies to the families this Tuesday for his last speech before the verdict was rendered: "I ask for forgiveness from the victims, from the families of the victims while knowing that it is unforgivable everything I have done."

The questions that still remain unanswered This day concerns the affairs of Estelle Mouzin, aged 9 at the time of her disappearance in 2003, and of Marie-Angèle Domèce who died in 1988, whose bodies have never been found. Although the question was asked to him asked many times, the accused has always asserted that not knowing where where the bodies of the two women are located and added: that she would have communicated it if she knew it. Inaccuracies also persist about the circumstances of the deaths of the two children. Present at the trial, Estelle's father, Eric Mouzin , confided &àgrave; the press this Monday, December 18, that the civil parties had “not had all the answers.” He also added, as relayed, by franceinfo: "But we knew that these answers were hard to answer. get." 

Maximum sentence required Monday

On Monday, the attorneys general demanded criminal imprisonment life imprisonment with the addition of a safety period twenty-two years, the maximum sentence, "taking into account the seriousness of the crime" “exceptional “violence of the acts committed, of the necessary protection of society”. The general counsel said: : "Madame Olivier, you are not complicit in this At that moment, you are the author of the choice to remain silent. " Me Seban, the lawyer for the Parrish and Mouzin families, spoke after the requisitions of the ministry public: "This is the maximum sentence that was imposed. requested, because the crimes committed justify it. For me, the prosecution's requisitions are in line with what the families of the victims I represent were asking for."

The verdict of this Tuesday, December 19 comes in addition to the previous convictions attributed to Monica Olivier. She has in fact already Summer sentenced to criminal imprisonment life imprisonment with a safety period aged 28 in 2008 by the Ardennes Assize Court. A sentence which followed his complicity in the murder of four people and a rape committed by her ex-husband. During another trial held in 2018 in the Yvelines Assize Court, the accused had also been prosecuted sentenced to 20 years in prison, she was then 70 years old.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116