Mother accused of murdering her disabled daughters

Mother accused of murdering her disabled daughters
Mother accused of murdering her disabled daughters

The mother accused of having killed her severely disabled little girls, who had been missing for seven years, was sentenced to 14 years of criminal imprisonment by the Assize Court of Lot-et-Garonne (France).

Naïma Bel Allam defended herself by insisting “loud and clear” that her two daughters, aged 12 and 13 at the time of their disappearance, were “still alive” and that she had news of them, even if she did not hasn’t seen them “since March 2017”.

“Naïma Bel Allam could have provided proof of life which would have stopped everything but she did not do it. Everyone would have wanted the girls to be alive but they are not,” declared general advocate Corinne Chateigner , who had required between 12 and 13 years of imprisonment.

“She will never recognize what she did because she managed to convince herself that her children were still alive,” added the magistrate who recalled that “the discovery of a body or human elements does not does not constitute murder.

For defense lawyer Sophie Grolleau, “in this case, everyone talks about hypotheses, about several possibilities; that necessarily means that there is a doubt, and in law, the doubt must benefit the “accused”, reports AFP.
“Disappointed” with the verdict, the defense “reserves the right to appeal”.

Naïma Bel Allam, who appeared free for “aggravated intentional homicide”, admitted to having changed her version out of distrust of the authorities and fear of her daughters being placed “under guardianship”.

This ex-accountant of Moroccan origin initially declared having entrusted her daughters to a Moroccan couple at a motorway rest area in Spain, a version denied by investigators. At the hearing, the fifty-year-old said she gave them to a “group of friends” whom she met in 2015 in Morocco.

The two teenagers, born with malformations, were last seen on December 7, 2016 in the specialized institute of Tonneins (Lot-et-Garonne), where they were taken care of.

First prosecuted for “abandonment of minors” and incarcerated from September 2017 to November 2021, Naïma Bel Allam saw her indictment reclassified in January 2018, after the discovery of a “brownish” stain at the Nérac home showing the DNA from one of his daughters.
Asked about her thorough cleaning of this stain, the accused replied confusedly: “When I clean, I do it thoroughly.”

“Today we have a conviction, but it is not a success because we do not have the answers we expected,” reacted Me Sylvie Brussiau, the lawyer of the father of the teenagers, who was separated from Mrs. Bel Allam and had not seen his daughters for several years when they disappeared.



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