Life imprisonment requested in Douai against ex-spouse

Life imprisonment requested in Douai against ex-spouse
Life imprisonment requested in Douai against ex-spouse

Life imprisonment was requested on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 against Jérôme Tonneau, suspected of having kidnapped and murdered his ex-partner Nathalie D., in Lille, following their separation.

Evoking “a planned, announced killing”occurring at the end of a relationship “made of manipulation and domination”the attorney general justified this sentence by the seriousness of “the surveillance company” set up by the defendant against his ex-partner and “the extraordinary project” of his kidnapping and then his murder.

The attorney general of the North Assize Court in Douai requested the harshest possible sentence, 30 years, or life imprisonment, with a two-thirds security sentence.

Read also : Femicide of Nathalie D., the trial of her ex-partner opens at the Assizes of the North.

The former entrepreneur, previously convicted of theft and insurance fraud, is being tried for “murder“, “conspiracy“, “kidnapping and sequestration by an organized gang” et “gun violence” He acknowledges the facts.

Taking turns at the bar in a long, meticulous and often trying work of judicial portraiture, his friends and old acquaintances described a man “sociable” et “generous“, but also “obsessive“, “incredibly manipulative“, “blood” et “jealous“.

Three men in their thirties, of Romanian nationality, stand next to her in the glass box of the Douai Assize Court. Led by ED, they had abducted the victim on May 27, 2019 from the parking lot of the Lille bank branch where she worked, before taking her to the home of Jérôme Tonneau.

She was found dead in the bathroom, tied up and with her throat cut. Against two of the co-accused, “henchmen” During the kidnapping, the prosecutor requested 20 years of imprisonment with a two-thirds security period.

Trial of Jérôme Tonneau for the murder of Nathalie D. in Lille.


Estimating ED’s guilt “one degree above”, Because of her role in recruiting and coordinating the team, she requested 30 years in prison, with a two-thirds security period.

The verdict will be delivered this Friday, July 5, 2024. Nathalie’s murder caused great emotion in 2019, in a context of increasing visibility of femicides. The victim had gone to the police station several times to denounce the harassment of her ex-partner.

With AFP



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