The mobilization accelerates to seek presidential pardon Jacqueline Wild, 66. On December 3, this mother was sentenced on appeal to 10 years imprisonment by the Assize Court of the Loir-et-Cher, for killing her husband of three shots in the back, in 2012, after 47 years of marital hell.
Struck and raped daily, Jacqueline Wild had never complained, but shared his fate with her four children, including a son who committed suicide in 2012. She killed her husband shortly after her disappearance.
The three girls the couple have made a request for clemency, December 22. “Mr. Chairman, our mother suffered throughout her marriage, a victim of the influence of my father, a violent man, tyrannical, perverse and incestuous” write the three sisters, also victims of beatings and sexual abuse by their father.
370 000 supporting signatures
A letter signed by more than fifty parliamentarians was sent to the President for support this request for pardon. A support committee exists since December, but has collected in recent days supporting politicians like Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, former MEP Daniel Cohn-Bendit, MEP Jean-Luc Mélenchon, but also actresses like anny duperey or producer Fabienne Servan-Schreiber. A demonstration Saturday was also gathered between 100 and 200 people in Paris. A petition on Change.org platform has more than 370,000 signatures to date.
On Tuesday, MPs Republicans (LR) Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Valérie Boyer visited Jacqueline Sauvage prison Saran (Loiret). They were keen to remind them ‘unwavering support for M me Wild “, asking President Hollande ” to comment on the request of grace “ filed in late December by the three daughters of the convicted. The Chair (LR) of the Ile-de-France region, Valérie Pécresse, also requested a presidential pardon on Twitter.
The call of the support committee, sent to the Agence France-Presse by actress Eva Darlan, claims the “immediate release” Jacqueline Wild and “revision of the law on self-defense” . For the signatories, M me Wild was ordered because of a “retrograde legal vacuum not considering that self-defense could apply over a lifetime. “
Extend the legitimate defense of presumption
In French law, self-defense, which requires proportionality of response and the coincidence of act and aggression, can not be retained in the case of Jacqueline Wild, who suffered violence throughout his life. The Association Dare feminism had mentioned at the time of the conviction, a “denial of justice” , calling for “the enlargement of the presumption of self-defense for women victims of violence. “
One of the best case is that of Alexandra Lange, a battered wife paid in 2012 for the murder of her husband. She asked, Wednesday, January 27, Jacqueline Wild can benefit from the presidential pardon, stating blue micro north of France: “We did not recognize Jacqueline as a victim but as a criminal. “ M me Lange was acquitted of murdering her husband while it was attempting to strangle her. In his case, self-defense had been retained.
“We must follow the procedure”
Permitted by Article 17 of the Constitution, the presidential pardon must be countersigned by the Minister of Justice, and is akin to elimination or a reduction of sentence, not an amnesty. The sentencing of Jacqueline Wild would remain on his record. The head of state, ensures his entourage, “of course mobilization”. “There is a procedure, follow the procedure. It takes exceptional circumstances. “
In an independent procedure for application for pardon, one of the lawyers of M me Wild, M th Nathalie Tomasini , will require in the coming weeks a penalty development before the court responsible Orleans sentences.