Local man confesses to schoolgirl homicide in southwest France

A 31-year-old man has been charged with the kidnapping and homicide of a schoolgirl in France, only a month after the killing of a lady in Paris sparked outrage.

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The most recent sufferer, a 14-year-old named Vanesa in French media, was snatched on her means house from faculty within the city of Tonneins on Friday within the countryside of the Lot-et-Garonne area.

An area Frenchman, who spent the day smoking hashish in his automotive, admitted to raping and strangling her earlier than dumping her physique in an deserted constructing, native prosecutors mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

Whereas in custody, he mentioned he didn’t plan the crime and didn’t know the sufferer, including that “his actions were sexually motivated,” the assertion mentioned.

“This man is overwhelmed by the seriousness of his actions. For the moment he will remain in his cell and will meet with experts who are best suited to explain what seems completely inexplicable,” mentioned his lawyer, Alexandre Martin, to the BFM information channel.

The killer, named Romain Chevrel, lived along with his companion and has a one-month-old daughter.

He was beforehand convicted of kid sexual abuse when he was 15.

Murders of schoolchildren are extraordinarily uncommon in France and the killing of a 12-year-old lady in Paris in October precipitated shock and anger.

The sufferer was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered after faculty in a criminal offense branded “evil” by President Emmanuel Macron.

The case began a fierce political row as a result of the alleged killer was a mentally disturbed Algerian girl, in France illegally and topic to a deportation order.


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