Nov 29, 2023 at 6:37 p.m
The wife of French serial killer Michel Fourniret has admitted in court that she was involved in her husband’s crimes. The woman was charged with complicity in murders and kidnappings and has confessed to “all facts”.
75-year-old Monique Olivier was prosecuted for three cases from years ago. It concerns the kidnapping and murder of eighteen-year-old Marie-Angele Domèce and twenty-year-old Joanna Parrish in 1990. Nine-year-old Estelle Mouzin disappeared in 2003. The bodies of Domèce and Mouzin have never been found.
Olivier’s husband had been charged with kidnapping, rape and murder in those three cases. There was never a conviction, because Fourniret died in 2021 at the age of 79.
Fourniret was also known as ‘the monster of the Ardennes’. He was already sentenced to life in prison twice in 2008 and 2018 for the murder of several women and girls. Olivier was also sentenced to life in prison in 2008 for complicity.
The trial began on Tuesday against Olivier, who said she “regretted” everything that happened. She said her husband “used” her to commit his crimes. According to the French news agency AFP, Olivier showed little emotion when the prosecutor read the charges to her.
Michel Fourniret was also known as ‘the monster of the Ardennes’ Photo: AFP
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