Confessed French serial killer quizzed by judge

12th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

NAMUR, Belgium, July 12 (AFP) - An alleged French serial killer on Monday arrived at a southern Belgian court to appear before a judge probing the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago, witnesses said.

NAMUR, Belgium, July 12 (AFP) - An alleged French serial killer on Monday arrived at a southern Belgian court to appear before a judge probing the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl 15 years ago, witnesses said.  

Michel Fourniret, a 62-year-old carpenter, is expected to be charged with the "sexual aggression and murder" of Elisabeth Brichet, a Belgian girl who was kidnapped in 1989, sources said.  

Fourniret has so far been charged with kidnapping and unlawfully imprisoning Brichet.   But after his wife reported him for 10 murders, police unearthed Brichet's body in the grounds of his former home in the French Ardennes region on the border with Belgium.  

Fourniret, who was arrested in Belgium in June last year for abduction of minors and sexual misconduct, has been accused by his wife of killing the 10 people in France and Belgium between 1987 and 2001.  

He has admitted to nine of the murders - those of eight women and girls and of one man - and is being held in Belgium while French and Belgian investigators search for evidence of more victims.  

Fourniret arrived from prison at the courthouse in Namur in southern Belgium on Monday in an armoured vehicle and entered through the back of the building.

© AFP

 

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