Chinanews.com, Paris, November 22. The French "wives and corpse burning case" was sentenced on the 21st local time. The murderer was the victim's husband. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison by the court.
The case attracted attention in France, and major media continued to follow up and report during the trial this week.
The victim of the "Wife-killing and Incineration Case" was Alicia Daval. In October 2017, the police found part of Alicia Daval's burned body in a woodland near the small town of Gray in northeastern France. She was only 29 years old when she was killed. She was a bank clerk during her lifetime.
The victim’s husband Jonathan Daval initially reported his wife’s disappearance and claimed to the police that she did not return home after going for a run.
But later he confessed to killing his wife and burning the body.
Jonathan Daval was formally arrested in January 2018.
During the court hearing this week, the judge asked Jonathan Daval whether he admitted that he was the "only person" involved in the death of his wife, and he answered in the affirmative.
Jonathan Daval is 36 years old and his profession is an information engineer.
When the court pronounced the verdict on the 21st, he was reportedly expressionless.
However, some media said that he has apologized to the parents of the victim.
Jonathan Daval’s defense lawyer said his client would not appeal the sentence of 25 years in prison.
The prosecution had previously requested a sentence of life imprisonment.