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'How can he get away with this?': Release of alleged murderer shocks Marie-Thérèse Bonfanti's family

2023-12-07T22:37:02.713Z

Highlights: Yves Chatain, 58, admitted to killing Marie-Thérèse Bonfanti in 1986. He was arrested and imprisoned in May 2022, 36 years after the events. Court of Cassation ruled that the case was time-barred and sent the case back to the Lyon Court of Appeal for a new analysis. His defence filed a request for his release, which was accepted by the investigating judge in Grenoble. He will be subject to a very strict judicial control.


Yves Chatain, who admitted to killing Marie-Thérèse Bonfanti in 1986, was released under judicial supervision on Thursday, in the wake of the


This is a new disappointment for Marie-Thérèse Bonfanti's family. She has been fighting since 1986 to bring justice to this young mother, who mysteriously disappeared at the age of 25 in the town of Pontcharra (Isère), and was stunned to learn of the release of her presumed murderer. Yves Chatain, who had been arrested and imprisoned in May 2022, 36 years after the events, was released on Thursday, December 7 by the investigating judge in charge of the case.

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On 28 November, the Court of Cassation ruled that the case was time-barred and sent the case back to the Lyon Court of Appeal for a new analysis. Following this decision, Yves Chatain's defence filed a request for his release, which was accepted by the investigating judge in Grenoble. Yves Chatain, 58 years old, was released from Varces prison late yesterday afternoon. He will be subject to very strict judicial control, with a ban on approaching or having contact with Marie-Thérèse Bonfanti's relatives.

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