Belgium's Bonnie gets 3 years jail
18 September 2006, BRUSSELS — The woman who became known as Bonnie of Belgium's very own Bonnie and Clyde was sentenced by Ghent Court on Monday to five years jail, two of which were suspended.
18 September 2006
BRUSSELS — The woman who became known as Bonnie of Belgium's very own Bonnie and Clyde was sentenced by Ghent Court on Monday to five years jail, two of which were suspended.
At the start of this year, Lisette Bus committed a series of robberies and carjackings, together with her Algerian husband Jelloul Selini.
The couple eventually fled to Algeria, but Bus voluntarily reported to the Belgian embassy and was arrested.
Selini was arrested in Algeria in May and will be tried in the North African nation.
The public prosecution office had demanded an eight-year jail term against Bus, but the judge took into account mitigating circumstances.
He said a severe sentence was not socially relevant and took into account that Bus had voluntarily reported to authorities and had said she wants to care for her daughter.
She was ordered by the judge to pay compensation to her victims and undergo treatment for her drugs problems.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news