Frenchman Gets 25-Year Jail Term For Killing Wife, Burning Body

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Updated November 21, 2020
Jonathann Daval is accused of having killed his wife Alexia in October 2017.


A French court Saturday sentenced Jonathann Daval to 25 years in prison for killing his wife and then burning her body in a case that shocked the country.

The 36-year-old was impassive as the verdict was read out. Daval finally confessed to beating his wife to death and burning her body in the woods after initially reporting her missing.

The accused with his deceased wife’s parents. On trial for the murder of Alexia, Jonathann Daval apologizes “It’s not excusable what I did”.