France, Belgium join cases against alleged killer

21st June 2005, Comments 0 comments

DINANT, Belgium, June 21 (AFP) - Belgium and France are to bring together their judicial cases against alleged French serial killer Michel Fourniret to try him next June in France, prosecutors said Tuesday.

DINANT, Belgium, June 21 (AFP) - Belgium and France are to bring together their judicial cases against alleged French serial killer Michel Fourniret to try him next June in France, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Fourniret and his wife, who are being held in Belgium, should be transferred by the end of October for a trial in the northeastern French town of Charleville-Mezieres in June 2006, prosecutor Cedric Visart de Bocarme said.

Belgian and French magistrates in charge of the Fourniret case met in the southern Belgian town of Dinant on Tuesday to coordinate their cases against Fourniret for a trial in France.

Fourniret was arrested in Belgium in June 2003 over the abduction of minors and sexual misconduct. He is under investigation for six murders in France and two others in Belgium, as well as an attempted kidnapping.

All of the victims were female, several of them young girls. The crimes date back to 1987. He has admitted to eight of the murders and an attempted slaying.

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