The Advocate General hoped for a sentence commensurate with the “ordeal” suffered by Angelique, “kidnapped, soiled, strangled, and abandoned in a wood”.
The latter had requested life imprisonment, along with a 30-year safety sentence, against David Ramault, tried since Tuesday for kidnapping, forcible confinement, rape and aggravated murder on the girl killed in 2018 in Wambrechies.
And the North Assize Court to sentence him to life imprisonment with a safety period of 25 years in the afternoon.
If the court did not go as far as the requisitions of the general counsel, it planned that the former bus driver and father of two boys be subject, at the end of his sentence, to a review of his situation "with a view to possible security detention".
The general counsel, Carole Étienne, had asked the jurors to “judge a sexual crime, a sadistic crime, which consisted in looking for a fragile and vulnerable victim, in manipulating her, with the aim of reducing her to a sexual object (... ) to achieve enjoyment ”.
According to her, David Ramault "had a project of sexual assault and rape which was prepared", and of which the murder was the culmination.
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Taking into account the "serious personality disorders" of the accused, a "sadistic sexual predator", animated according to psychologists and psychiatrist experts by a search for "forbidden and enjoyment" linked to "the domination and annihilation of the other ”, this one presents“ a particular dangerousness and a high risk of recidivism ”, she continued.
"I therefore ask you, by special decision, to increase the safety period to 30 years", that is to say the maximum possible, demanded the Advocate General, in front of whom was posed a photograph of Angelica, turned towards the many members of her. family present.
By this sentence, the accused "must understand that Angelique's life has a price" and "that he is now totally unmasked".
"A facade of regrets without remorse"
Already sentenced in 1996 to nine years in prison for rape of another child of the same age, David Ramault had not been talked about for twenty years, offering with his wife and two sons the image of a father. without fuss.
"He knows how to be master of himself to hide his crimes and find a semblance of normal life", and "confess in great detail, as if to gain indulgence", but he "has not settled anything" today 'hui, and "offers us a facade of regret without remorse", judged the general counsel.
For her, David Ramault is today "still in the manipulation".
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"It is difficult to dismiss any note of hope by declaring it totally irrecoverable", and denying it "what is the very essence of man", in particular the capacity to evolve, but "at the end of these four days trial, I don't have that glimmer of hope, ”she concluded.
On the first day of his trial, David Ramault had asked forgiveness from Angélique's parents, claiming to be "a monster".
He had explained to the court that he had not taken the step of going to see a psychologist on his release from prison out of "shame to think again about what I had done, to admit who I was deep inside me".