10 years older than at first instance.
During his appeal trial, Alexandre Verdure, a 34-year-old French border worker, was sentenced this Friday to 30 years of criminal imprisonment by the Jura Assize Court.
A much more severe sentence than that of which he received last year in front of the Assize Court of Doubs.
For the second time, this former security agent was found guilty of the murder of Mihaela Miloiu, whose naked body had been found in the communal forest of Frasnois (Jura), above the Cascade du Hérisson near the Swiss border. . With 26 stab wounds, all the bones in her face were shattered, making her unrecognizable.
The 34-year-old convict has always maintained that he was innocent, even though he admitted to having transported the body of the victim from Sullens, in Switzerland, to abandon it in the forest of Frasnois (Jura), in France.
According to him, he had just had a sex relationship with 18-year-old Mihaela Miloiu, on the night of November 29 to 30, 2016 in Sullens, when two men would have arrived.
One would have threatened him while the other killed the young woman.
The two men then allegedly ordered him to "do whatever is necessary".
Confused thanks to his DNA
For the Advocate General, Lionel Pascal, no element of the gendarmerie investigation "allows to accredit the thesis of a murder perpetrated by pimps and, on the contrary, everything accuses Alexandre Verdure", whose DNA is the the only one found on the victim.
It is thanks to this DNA that the police officers found Alexandre Verdure.
By checking the entries in the hospitals of the sector in which the thirty-something had indeed gone the day after the murder to seek treatment for a wound to a hand.
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The lawyer pleaded explaining that the pimps had no interest in killing the young woman who represented "a significant financial windfall".
Adding that they would have had no interest in leaving a living witness.
On the other hand, "Alexandre Verdure had the will to methodically eliminate the evidence" such as the murder weapon, the victim's clothes and his cell phone.
"By killing Mihaela, he wanted to make his partner pay for his infidelity," said the attorney general.
"The deception reactivated a narcissistic loophole, he needed to transfer his violence and his hatred to another woman", he added, stressing the "savagery of the murder".
The defense lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, blasted an investigation which “stopped when Alexandre Verdure fell into the hands of the gendarmes”.
According to him, the young woman "wanted to escape" three days before her death.
"We replaced her (by another young woman) on the day of her disappearance," he argued, highlighting the great violence of pimps.
The lawyer for the civil parties withdrew on the second day of the trial after Le Progrès revealed the death of the victim's father, whom he was unaware of.
Mihaela Miloiu, a Romanian teenager who fell under the influence of a "lover boy" who had seduced her and then prostituted her on the sidewalks in Switzerland, has long remained "the unknown of the Frasnois".