verdict The two women are accused of drugging, stabbing and cutting up Sliman Amara in the suburbs of Rouen
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The Seine-Maritime Court of Assizes condemned Saturday Céline Vasselin and Jessica Adam at; respectively 22 and 17 years in prison for having killed in 2018; and dismembered Sliman Amara near Rouen. The two women did not react during the utterance. of the verdict.
C&éline Vasselin, a 35-year-old beautician, and Jessica Adam, 39, a client who became a “girlfriend”, had been on trial since Monday before the assizes for having on the night of 3 on November 4, 2018 in the suburbs of Rouen, drugged, killed; stabbed and dismembered Sliman Amara, with whom Céline Vasselin had a son three years earlier.
A third accused acquitted
The Advocate General had requested on Friday thirty years of imprisonment against Céline Vasselin, and 25 years against Jessica Adam. “I do not deny the difficulties of Mrs. Vasselin in her life as a couple with Sliman Amara but these keys to understanding will never justify an assassination,” Advocate General Ms. Martin-Belliard during her indictment on Friday. A third defendant, tried for not having denounced the facts, has she been acknowledged.
Me Frank Berton, lawyer for the victim's sister, said he was “very surprised by the amount of convictions and the leniency of the Rouen Assize Court”. On Friday, the two thirty-somethings tried each to minimize their liability; in this macabre project. Jessica Adam estimated; to have been “well fooled” by her friend, who, for her part, attributed to her; an active role in the crime, Jessica Adam having assailed “the first blow of a butcher's sheet”.
“A lot of pain, for all the trouble”
The last Mrs. Vasselin’s defense was presented. centered on the physical and psychological violence allegedly suffered by her client in her relationship with Mr. Amara.
Saturday morning, C&éline Vasselin said she felt “tremendously of sorrow, for all evil” what she “did to everybody. I must be punished for what I did,” she said. Jessica Adam asked sorry for his actions, saying “sincerely from the bottom of my heart, sorry, for Sliman, for his first wife, for his family, for his children”.< /p>