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Fourniret diaries published

Published on 12/10/2004

12 October 2004

BRUSSELS – Extracts from the diaries of French serial killer Michel Fourniret have been published in a number of Belgian newspapers.

The newspapers, all French language publications owned by the ‘Sud Presse’ group,  on Tuesday published notes written by Fourniret to a public prosecutor in 1984 when he was detained in the Fleury Merogis penitentiary centre.

These letters give details of dates, weapons and the circumstances of attacks he admitted to carrying out between 1977 and 1984.

They did not mention any of the nine murders he this year confessed to committing.

The documents “confirm the cold methodical nature of this man in carrying out these acts”, report the papers.

In 1987 Fourniret was condemned to five years in prison for his crimes.

The serial killer has been kept in the Nivelles prison since July while awaiting trial for murders in Belgium and France.

But he was transferred to Forest prison in Brussels on Monday as a precautionary measure after a series of jailbreaks at Nivelles.

[Copyright Expatica 2004]

Subject: Belgian news