A wealthy London woman accused of barbecuing her children’s nanny had a dramatic breakdown in court on Tuesday while proclaiming her innocence.
The Telegraph reports that Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her husband, Ouissem Medouni, 40, stand accused of trying to murder their French nanny, Sophie Lionnet. The aur pair’s roasted remains were found in the backyard of the suspects’ $1.2 million home in Wadsworth, England. British authorities were called to the home on Sept. 13, after neighbors noticed a “foul smell” from smoke that emanated from the couple’s yard.
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After authorities found a charred body in the couple’s garden, they arrested them both and charged them with attempted murder. A medical examiner is currently trying to identify the victim’s remains, although police stated it’s likely Lionnet. The couple faces only attempted murder since the remains have yet to be officially identified.
“A body was found at the scene. The body was too badly burned to establish the gender and age. A post-mortem examination will be held in due course,” police said in a statement shortly after the arrests.
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While in a London court on Tuesday morning, Kouider dramatically threw her hands up and screamed her innocence, apparently directed towards her husband, also in the courtroom.
“Tell them I haven’t killed anybody! Please tell them I haven’t done anything, darling!”
Kouider, dressed in a designer black tracksuit, interrupted court proceedings on numbers occasions, alternating between speaking French and English as she cut off the judge and others speaking. Her husband, Medouni, dressed in a navy blue tracksuit, stared straight ahead and didn’t make any remarks.
Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC, apparently growing impatient with Kouider ‘s outbursts, reminded her that she had attorneys with her that were there to represent her.
“If there’s anything to say on your behalf you can be sure that they will say it.”
The couple’s provisional trial is scheduled for March, 2018. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
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