The court of Assizes. (Illustration) —
After a week of trial, the mother and stepfather of the little Angela, respectively, were sentenced Friday by the assize court of the Vendée to 25 and 15 years imprisonment. They were on trial for having tortured the girl four-year-old found dead in 2014.
After seven hours of deliberation, the court has recognized guilty of the “murder” of the mother, Jordane Dubois, 24 years old. She has been recognized guilty, as well as his former partner, David Pharisee, 29 years, of “torture and barbaric acts on a minor under 15 years of age”.
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Sentences below the requisitions
But the court has pronounced sentences well below the requisitions of the advocate general. The representative of the public prosecutor, Olivier Dubief, had called for the maximum penalties against the “executioners” of Angela, either to life imprisonment for the mother and 30 for the father-in-law.
The court was accompanied by a socio-judicial follow-up of five years against Jordane Dubois and David Pharisee. The sentences have been welcomed into deathly silence in the hearing room.
25 years in prison for Jordane Dubois. David Pharisee sentenced to 15 years in prison #angele85
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They deny the torture
Both have denied during the discussions of the torture of the little girl, died by strangulation. The body of the child, burned over one-third of the surface of his body, had been discovered on September 8, 2014 in Saint-Georges-de-Pointindoux (Vendee). It was the home of David Pharisee in whose Jordane Dubois had moved to just three weeks earlier.
The advocate general had pointed out Thursday, in addition to the “extreme gravity of the facts”, the”no regrets” and the “detachment” that has been shown for the two defendants, “none of the two (assuming) the responsibility of his acts.” The accused had finally made this Friday morning, during their recent statements.