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Alleged serial killer faces death penalty trial in Oklahoma From “World News Headlines, Latest International News, World Breaking News – Times of India”



William Lewis Reece faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping. AP PhotoOKLAHOMA CITY: Jury selection continued Tuesday in the death penalty trial of an alleged serial killer accused of kidnapping and killing an Oklahoma woman more than 20 years ago. William Lewis Reece, 61, faces charges of first-degree murder and kidnapping in the 1997 killing of 19-year-old Tiffany Johnston, who was abducted from a car wash in Bethany, Oklahoma. Her body was found the next day in Canadian County. The Oklahoman newspaper reported that District Judge Susan Stallings had potential jurors questioned one at a time, and away from others, about their opinions on the death penalty. Jury selection began Monday. A Texas Ranger testified during a preliminary hearing in 2017 that Reece acknowledged killing “the Oklahoma girl” during an interview in March 2016. He’s also suspected of killing a woman and two girls in Texas in 1997. Johnston, 20-year-old Kelli Cox, 17-year-old Jessica Cain and 12-year-old Laura Smither all disappeared over a four-month period in 1997, after Reece had been released from an Oklahoma prison for previous rape and kidnapping convictions. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail







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France’s most notorious serial killer, ‘Ogre of the Ardennes’ dies in jail at 79 — RT World News From “RT World News”



Michel Fourniret has died in a Paris prison hospital after experiencing respiratory problems, the French authorities confirmed. He confessed to killing 11 young women between 1987 and 2003, many in partnership with his wife.

Fourniret passed away on Monday at the Pitié-Salpétrière secure inter-regional hospital unit (UHSI) in Paris, prosecutor Remy Heitz told reporters. He was admitted to the hospital on April 28 with “respiratory” difficulties. He was also dealing with heart problems and Alzheimer’s disease, according to the newspaper Le Parisien.Over a period of 15 years, Fourniret had strangled, stabbed or shot at least eleven women across northern France and Belgium, aided by his lover and then wife Monique Olivier. By his own admission, he was “hunting” for virgins to rape and kill. He was first convicted of sexual assault in 1977, but given a suspended sentence. In 1984, he was actually jailed – and began a correspondence with Olivier while behind bars. They married in 1989. It was Olivier who eventually confessed to the killing spree to the authorities, after a 13-year-old girl they attempted to kidnap successfully escaped in 2003. The pair was arrested in Belgium and extradited to France for their 2008 trial.Their first victim was 17-year-old Isabelle Laville, who was drugged, raped and strangled in December 1987. Her body was thrown down a well, and wasn’t recovered until 2006. Their last known victim was Estelle Mouzin, 9, who disappeared in January 2003; Olivier confirmed in August 2020 that the schoolgirl had been kidnapped, raped and killed, but her body was never found. 

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Remains of two of the victims were found in the gardens of Chateau du Sautou, an estate Fourniret and Olivier bought in Donchery. The money came from a cache of gold they helped retrieve in 1988, which had been buried in a cemetery by a gang of bank robbers. One of them shared a prison call with Fourniret in 1987, and put him in touch with his wife, 30-year-old Farida Hammiche.After Hammiche revealed the location of the loot and paid Fourniret and Olivier 500,000 francs for helping her dig it up, they strangled her and hid the body. They eventually confessed to the killing in 2018.Fourniret was convicted of seven murders and given a life sentence without parole. He was given a second life sentence in 2018. Olivier was sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole after 28 years.In addition to Laville, Mouzin and Hammiche, the known victims of Fourniret and Olivier were identified as Fabienne Leroy, Jeanne-Marie Desramault, Elisabeth Brichet, Natacha Danais, Celine Saison, Mananya Thumphong, Marie-Angèle Domèce, and Joanna Parrish.Though several other French serial killers since WWII have claimed higher body counts, both the ‘Monster of Montmartre’ Thierry Paulin and ‘Pillow Killer’ Yvan Keller targeted elderly women, while Pierre Chanal went after young men. What made the French public especially sickened by the Fourniret case was the fact that Olivier knowingly aided him.Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!







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French serial killer dies at 79 in secure hospital unit From “World News Headlines, Latest International News, World Breaking News – Times of India”



A French serial killer sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the murder of eight women has died Monday at 79, the Paris prosecutor said.PARIS: A French serial killer sentenced twice to life imprisonment for the murder of eight women has died Monday at 79, the Paris prosecutor said. Michel Fourniret, one of France’s most notorious serial killers, died in a secure unit of a Paris hospital, prosecutor Remy Heitz said in a statement. Arrested in 2003 in Belgium, Fourniret was convicted to life in prison in 2008 for the murder and the rape or attempted rape of seven female teenagers and young women. The crimes were committed in France and Belgium between from 1987 to 2001. Fourniret’s wife, Monique Olivier, received a life sentence as an accomplice in several of the cases. Ten years later, he was convicted again to life imprisonment for the murder of the companion of a former cellmate, who had disappeared in 1988. The same year, he confessed two other murders, including in 1990 of 20-year-old British citizen Joanna Parrish, who worked as a teacher in the Burgundy region. In 2019, Fourniret was charged in the case of Estelle Mouzin, a nine-year-old girl who disappeared in 2003 as she was coming back from school in Guermantes, a small town east of Paris. In March last year, Paris prosecutor said Fourniret confessed to the murder of Mouzin. Olivier, who divorced him in 2010, has accused Fourniret of several other murders in which he was suspected of being involved. FacebookTwitterLinkedinEMail







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Michel Fourniret: French serial killer dies aged 79 From “BBC News – World”



Dubbed the Ogre of the Ardennes, Fourniret killed at least eight girls or young women.







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George Floyd killer Derek Chauvin asks for new trial From “BBC News – World”



The white former police officer was found guilty of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd.







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Grab: How an Uber killer became a powerful Asian super-app From “BBC News – World”



South East Asian taxi firm Grab is becoming one of Asia’s most powerful financial super-apps







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