Trial: Monique Olivier once again before the Assizes
Monique Olivier’s trial opens before the Assize Court on Tuesday, November 28. She is suspected of having played a role in the murder of three young women. The victims’ families are waiting for answers. – (France 2)
Monique Olivier’s trial opens before the Assize Court on Tuesday, November 28. She is suspected of having played a role in the murder of three young women. The victims’ families are waiting for answers.
This is the first time that Monique Olivier appeared alone, without her ex-husband Michel Fourniret. At the start of the trial, Tuesday November 28, Monique Olivier agrees to be filmed. Since the death of the serial killer in 2021, his wife and accomplice East the last one to be able to provide answers about Joanna’s murders Parrishof Marie-Angèle Domece and Estelle Mouzin. The bodies of the latter two were never found.
A quest for truth
“We’ve been trying to find the keys for years. She’s moving forward by notch, which shows that it is not in good faith. (…) For families, it is very important that we move towards the truth”, assures Me Didier Seban, lawyer for Estelle Mouzin’s father. She will be judged in particular for a murder attributed to the Ogre of the Ardennes, that of Estelle Mouzinwho disappeared on January 9, 2003. After numerous lies, it was not until 2019 that Michel Fourniret confesses.
In 2021, Monique Olivier admits to having played a role in the kidnapping and accompanies investigators to a wooded hill in the Ardennes, where the body would have been buried. The searches yield nothing. Twenty years after the disappearance of his daughter, the father fears new subterfuges during this trial. “I regret everything that happened.” These are Monique Olivier’s first words Tuesday morning. The trial is expected to last until at least December 15.