Monday, January 25, 2016

Barbot trial: 30 years’ imprisonment for the husband, his mistress for 25 years – The Point

Didier Barbot and his mistress Stephanie Livet were sentenced Monday to 30 and 25 years’ imprisonment for the murder of the wife of the accused in 2013, compliant with the requirements of sentences Advocate General, they have received in silence, after a little over three hours of deliberations.

“Didier Barbot is reeling from the conviction. He has to digest, think about it this trial was long, tiring,” responded shortly after the statement of the verdict Franck Boezec, one of the lawyers of the accused, 42-year farmer.

Ms. Livet, a former caregiver of 40 years, will also “take the time to think,” and to question the possibility of a call, after this “excessive punishment” according his lawyer, Céline Pellerin-Goubaud.

The accused, who had asked “forgiveness” to the family of the victim, Anne Barbot and his relatives before the court withdraws to deliberate, did not flinch at the return of jurors while civil parties left the room in tears.

“It’s a big decision, a significant sanction that is the fault of height,” said Louis-René Penneau, including defending the mother and one of the sisters Anne Barbot murdered at the age of 38, after being drawn the garage of his home in Vritz (Loire-Atlantique), where she was beaten and strangled. Then his body, placed in the trunk of his car had been burned in a forest, about 15 km away, in the night of March 15 to 16, 2013.

The court followed the submissions of the prosecution representative, Pierre Dupire, who asked in the morning “a just to suit everybody. ”

“They made a choice to two, they are both in handling”, he had insisted, however, under a “fundamental difference” between the two accused: “Didier Barbot killed his own wife, Stephanie Livet a rival. (…) The preparation of the assassination, it is clearly the prerogative of Didier Barbot. Stephanie Livet, it adheres to the project (…), but it is not she who leads dance.”

– “Difference of responsibility” –

A little less than a month before the incident, Anne Barbot had purchased life insurance, and an adoption application made by the couple in summer 2010 was about to arrive, said the a prosecutor. For its part, Stephanie Livet had just separated from her husband, and he had left the matrimonial home.

It is therefore necessary to “find a solution”, stressed the Advocate General. “Didier Barbot was the bomb and the detonator Stephanie Livet”, he shouted.

For me Penneau, the “difference between responsibility and Didier Livet Stéphanie Barbot means. It showed a sincere form of love when he showed himself cold, calculating”.

During the seven days of hearings before the Assize Court, each of the accused had given his version of events, the “truth”, minimizing its role. “I am Didier Barbot, I will knock but I do not assume. And I Stéphanie Livet I finished, but I do not burn”, had summarized the Advocate General.

“We waiting for the truth and has not had full, “lamented Nathalie Valade, counsel for the mother and two sisters Didier Barbot, who were civil parties. “He did not come out for a number of years” in prison, she was nevertheless satisfied.

Didier Barbot had himself reported the disappearance of his wife to the police the day after the events, and then took the lead research to find her.

The charred body of Anne Barbot was discovered on March 28, but the autopsy did not determine the exact cause of death.

Didier and Stephanie Livet Barbot, who maintained an extramarital relationship since September 2010, had come to make a confession, November 26, 2013, after eight months of investigation.

The accused were liable to life imprisonment.

1/25/2016 8:25:59 p.m. – Nantes (AFP) – For Anne-Sophie Lasserre – AFP © 2016


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