Serial killer's May trial date to be postponed
30 September 2005, BRUSSELS – The trial of the serial killer Michel Fourniret and wife Monique Olivier is likely to be postponed, it was reported on Friday.
30 September 2005
BRUSSELS – The trial of the serial killer Michel Fourniret and wife Monique Olivier is likely to be postponed, it was reported on Friday.
The 63-year-old Frenchman, who is being held in Belgium, was due to be tried in France next May for the murders of six French girls and the Belgian 12-year-old Elisabeth Brichet. His wife faces charges of helping him in the killings.
On Friday, it was reported that the extradition procedure has been delayed, pushing back the trial date.
The public prosecutor of Charleville-Mezieres, Francis Nachbar, said Fourniret had asked for additional studies to be carried out, meaning his extradition due this month is taking longer than originally expected.
Fourniret has been held in Belgian custody since June 2003 when he was arrested for trying to kidnap a teenager. He has confessed to seven murders so far.
French and Belgian police have carried out separate investigations into Fourniret's crimes, carrying out a number of crime reconstructions and searches for bodies in both France and Belgium, including at the couple's previous home in Sart-Custinne in the Belgian Ardennes.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Belgian news