February 9, 2009
Courtroom sketch of Elisabeth Cons-Boutboul
The murder trial of Elisabeth Cons-Boutboul drew together the Paris smart set, the horse-racing fraternity, the underworld and the Roman Catholic Church. It was a case of lies, cynicism, make-believe and...
January 25, 2009
Céline Jourdan, age 6, went missing from her home in the tiny village of La-Motte-du-Caire
Homophobia had a field day at the trial of young Céline.
by Anthony Davis
One hot summer's evening in 1988, little Céline Jourdan went missing. Her father raised...
March 29, 2009
Wrongly accused? Omar Raddad stands outside the courthouse.
French justice can be quite curious. After being pardoned but not exonerated in the murder of his employer, Omar Raddad risked being re-imprisoned by asking for a new trial to clear his name....
June 1, 2009
by Anthony Davis
Saturday, June 11, 1994 was to have been a foretaste of the summer vacation for the children of Gruchet-le-Valasse, a small town (pop. 2,700) in Normandy. Their school was organizing its traditional end-of-term fete and 9-year-...
Grègory Villemin, age 4
The murder of little Grègory Villemin was one of the most mysterious and media-hyped criminal cases of the 20th century. During the 25 years since, the investigation has seen new and surprising developments, throwing light on numerous dysfunctions...
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