Frenchman jailed for killing wife, burning body

22 Nov 2020, 01:09

  DF News Desk

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A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing his wife and burning her body in a case that has shocked France, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Alexia Daval's partially burnt body was found in woodland near the north-eastern town of Gray in October 2017.

Her husband, Jonathann Daval, initially reported her as missing, telling police she had gone jogging and never returned, said the BBC report.

He later confessed to beating her to death, and to burning her body.

The 36-year-old was impassive as the verdict was read out on Saturday. He earlier said "sorry" while looking at his wife's parents, the report added.

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