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Pedophile's accomplice on the cusp of freedom

 FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, demonstrators gather around a burning mock coffin with the pictures of  Belgium's child killer Marc Dutroux a...
 FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, a police officer walks by graffiti sprayed onto the entrance of the Poor Clares Monastery in Malonne, Belgium...
 FILE-  In this June 21, 2004 file photo, lawyers for the four accused listen to the judge during a court session at the Palace of Justice in Arlon, B...

Belgium Pedophiles Ex-Wife

FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, demonstrators gather around a burning mock coffin with the pictures of Belgium's child killer Marc Dutroux a...

Belgium Pedophile's Ex-Wife

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2012 file photo, a police officer walks by graffiti sprayed onto the entrance of the Poor Clares Monastery in Malonne, Belgium...

Belgium Pedophile's Ex-Wife

FILE- In this June 21, 2004 file photo, lawyers for the four accused listen to the judge during a court session at the Palace of Justice in Arlon, B...

The highest court is considering whether to grant conditional early release to one of the nation's most despised criminals even though the accomplice and former wife of a pedophile and child killer let two of his victims starve to death.
The Court of Cassation said Tuesday it can only rule on procedural issues in the decision by a lower court to allow Michelle Martin to go live in a convent after serving barely half of her 30-year sentence for her part in the mid-1990s kidnappings, rapes and killings of Marc Dutroux.
The overwhelming expectation is that Martin will be granted her freedom and in southern Belgium's Malonne, where the Clarisse convent is willing to host her, security forces are already preparing her arrival.


Updated : 2020-12-02 03:30 GMT+08:00