Sunday , June 13 2021

Michel Fourniret returns to justice for a "separate" crime

This is the first one for Michel Fourniret. The assassin and rapist in series will have to answer, as of Tuesday, the only villainous crime that is attributed to him: a murder in 1988 which allowed him to take advantage of the magot of the "band of guts".

Present before the Court of Assize of Yvelines until Friday, next to its ex- wife Monique Olivier. This time again his victim is a woman: Farida Hammiche, 30 years old at the time of her disappearance.

She was the wife of a former cousin of Fourniret, thief Jean-Pierre Hellegouarch, civil party in court with two sisters and victim of the victim. Dead strangled and beaten with bayonet by Clairefontaine, in agreement with the confession of Fourniret, its body was buried near but it was never found.

Hellegouarch and Fourniret were briefly mobile companions in the 80s in Fleury-Mérogis, where he was serving a sentence for sexual assault at the time.

In March 1988, while Fourniret was released, Farida Hammiche contacted him, at the request of her husband, to help dig up a treasure buried in a Val-d Oise cemetery. She promises 500 thousand francs for this service.

The wealth of organized crime

Hellegouarch, still in prison, really heard about the place a toolbox that contains this treasure by an old colleague of cells, an Italian who escaped from prison with a member of the "band of guts" and gathered his confidences.

The investigation established that this fund was 20 kg of bullion and gold coins, part of the money accumulated by This famous criminal company specializes in banking assaults and who worked in Paris between 1981 and 1986.

The treasure unearthed, Fourniret and Farida Hammiche hide it in the house of the new woman, in Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne). Fourniret would not receive anything in return or not enough for his taste. The "Ogre des Ardennes" then decides to "serve", as told to the researchers in 2005.

Attract the girl in an ambush and kill her before burial in a desert. Then he recovers the money.

Once converted, this gold allows the killer and his wife then, Monique Olivier – who appears by complicity and concealment – to buy in particular the castle of Sautou, in the Ardennes, and a house in Sart-Custine, in Belgium, as well as two vehicles.

What remains of the booty is buried in the house garden of Sart-Custine. The researchers will find you.

"To cry"

While Monique Olivier, present during ambush, "recognizes all the facts that are alleged against him," according to his lawyer Richard Delgenes, is not the same for his ex-husband.

Fourniret acknowledges the murder, but says he is innocent for theft, because "he never knew the origin of the funds," says his attorney Grégory Vavasseur, interviewed a few days before the trial.

In the audience, he says, his client now 76 years "he intends to collaborate, but within the limits of his possibilities. But some time ago, his memory is slightly altered and the facts are 30 years.", observe the advice.

To the disgust of the members of the Hammiche family who could not deliver to their loved one, for want of body, deplores to its lawyer Yolaine Bancarel-Lancien. This judgment will be especially for them a way to "cry".

"That finally this murder is judged," shows that "her sister was important," although unlike other victims, it was considered as "an ugly woman," says the lawyer.

Farida Hammiche is one of two Eight women the murderer admitted in 2004 to kill. Recently he confessed two other murders of young women.

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