Wife accuses Fourniret of more murders

2nd March 2005, Comments 0 comments

BRUSSELS, March 2 (AFP) - The wife of French self-confessed serial killer Michel Fourniret has accused him of eight new murders during questioning in Belgium since last month, prosecutors said Wednesday.

BRUSSELS, March 2 (AFP) - The wife of French self-confessed serial killer Michel Fourniret has accused him of eight new murders during questioning in Belgium since last month, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Monique Olivier, 56, who is in custody in Belgium, on February 17 accused Fourniret of killing three young girls that the couple had taken on as baby-sitters.

"She is going back on this declaration," said Arnoud d'Aspremont Lynden, prosecutor in the southern town of Dinant. "From all her declarations since February 17 she accuses her husband of eight new murders," he told AFP.

Fourniret, a carpenter who is also being detained in Dinant, was arrested in Belgium in June 2003 over the abduction of minors and sexual misconduct.

Thus far he has been placed 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.

Olivier has also been placed under investigation - the first step toward the filing of formal charges - for complicity in four of the French cases and two in Belgium.

© AFP

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