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France: Man sentenced to 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of a woman

In France, a man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after he was found guilty of the 2002 rape and murder of a female youth.

The 24-year old victim used to work as a bank manager and was heading for home when her car was stopped by a group of men who planned to rape her. The woman had realized something was about to happen and before being dragged out of the car, she phoned the emergency number. However, she did not inform Police about her location and she was raped and killed shortly afterwards.

Her body was found the day after the rape in a field and her corpse was burned by a local farmer.

Investigators found four DNA types on site, together with some sperm in a contraceptive. After almost 10 years of investigation, one of the DNA types resulted belonging to a certain Grégory Wiart, an engineer who died a year later in a traffic accident. He was one of the woman’s murderers.

French police continued to investigate and noticed that in the background of the phone call the victim made to the police, voices of men were heard. One of them resulted being that of the accused, Willy Bardon.

He was sentenced by a French court to 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of Elodie Kulik. The man denied the crime and declared he will commit suicide if he is found guilty. When the verdict was announced, he swallowed some pills and was admitted in hospital for treatment.

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