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France's oldest detainee jailed for killing woman who spurned his advances

Published on Mar 28, 2014 11:50 PM

REIMS, France (AFP) - France's eldest detainee was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for having killed an 82-year-old woman who spurned his advances and whose battered body was found in a stream.

A court in the north-eastern city of Reims found Marcel Guillot, a 93-year-old man nicknamed "Grandfather Marcel", guilty of "death blows on a vulnerable person with premeditation."

The body of Madam Nicole El Dib was found in December 2011 in a stream that crossed her property near the village of Saint-Gilles, carrying traces of violent blows and strangling.

A DNA analysis of blood found on a watch left on the crime scene eventually pointed the finger of blame on Guillot.

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