Illustration of the penal code, here in the Assize Court of Ille-et-Vilaine, in Rennes.


C. Allain / 20 Minutes

The ambush ended in a bloodbath on August 23, 2018 in Plonévez-du-Faou.

While leaving for work shortly after midnight, a 44-year-old baker was shot twice in the head outside the door of his home.

Tried for murder and complicity in murder, two men and a woman were sentenced Friday by the Finistère Assize Court to 27 years of criminal imprisonment each.

The public prosecutor had requested life imprisonment with a two-thirds security period for the three accused, namely the wife of the victim from whom he had been separated for two years, the latter's new companion as well as the former partner and friend of the latter.

The companion of the victim also targeted

The first two, aged 50, were found guilty of aiding and abetting assassination and aiding and abetting attempted assassination, while the third, aged 41, was convicted of assassination and attempted assassination.

The companion of the victim, 27 years old and present at the hearing had also been shot in the head but had miraculously escaped.

While the woman did not really explain why she had the idea to delete her ex, her new companion admitted to having asked his friend and partner to kill the baker "out of love" for his partner.

The former soldier and member of the motorcycle gang Hells Angels, meanwhile assured to have taken action "to have peace" against the "insistence" of the sponsor.


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