Case Christine Malèvre

Christine Malèvre, who was practicing at the Mantes-la-Jolie hospital as a nurse, was tried for deliberately causing the death of six patients.

The Facts

She is accused of having, between February 1997 and May 1998, performed the euthanasia of six patients placed in palliative care 12 .

During the first interrogations, she said in her defense that they would have asked her to help them die. This version was challenged by the families of the victims. Some of them said that some of the victims were about to return from the hospital or were on their way to recovery and did not seem to want to die. Finally, they stressed that none of the victims had spoken to anyone about the desire to die and that Christine Malèvre was the only one to have been warned.

The condemnation

She was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 92,910 euros for damages theFor 6 murders. She is appealing against this conviction. She is acquitted for the murder of Denise Le Maout. The public prosecutor is appealing for this acquittal.

The second judgment, the , Extended his sentence to 12 years’ imprisonment 3 , 4 , 5 . While awaiting the appeal, she is being held in custody, which her relatives and supporters are challenging, notably in the name of the right to the presumption of innocence and on the grounds that her release would in no way undermine public order .

The journalists whose Laurent Ruquier took position in its favor before it is judged as a result of publication of a book written by Christine Malèvre telling his story. However, the majority of them retracted after the revelation during the trial that some of the victims did not want to die.

Christine Malèvre was released in after serving 4 years in prison 2 .

Press articles

  • “Christine Malèvre, 28 years old, nurse. Indictment for euthanasia, she affirms a limitless dedication. The passage ”  [ archive ] Article by Stéphane Lino published on October 31, 1998 in Libération .
  • “Mortal compassion”  [ archive ] Article by Anne-Marie Casteret published on November 19, 1998 in L’Express .
  • “The disturbing confessions of the nurse”  [ archive ] Anne-Marie Casteret article published on March 25, 1999 in L’Express .
  • “The murderous drift of a nurse”  [ archive ] Article by Anne-Marie Casteret published on June 24, 1999 in L’Express .
  • “L’enigme”  [ archive ] Article by Anne-Marie Casteret published on January 16, 2003 in L’Express .
  • “Trial Christine Malèvre: murders or euthanasia? ”  [ Archive ] Article by Élisabeth Fleury published on January 20, 2003 in Le Parisien .
  • “Chronology”  [ archive ] Article published on 20 January 2003 in Le Nouvel Observateur .
  • “The Weakness of Christine Malèvre”  [ archive ] Article by Élisabeth Fleury published on January 21, 2003 in Le Parisien .
  • “Christine Malèvre:” I helped two patients die ”  [ archive ] Article by Élisabeth Fleury published on 22 January 2003 in Le Parisien .
  • “A nurse in the assize box, we lose her bearings”  [ archive ] Article by Brigitte Vital-Durand published on January 31, 2003 in Libération .
  • «The secrets» of Christine Malèvre »  [ archive ] Article by Émilie Lanez published on 7 February 2003 in Le Point .
  • “The Malèvre case”  [ archive ] Article published on 2 October 2003 in L’Express .
  • “The first remorse of Christine Malèvre”  [ archive ] Article by Élisabeth Fleury published on October 3, 2003 in Le Parisien .
  • “Christine Malèvre, nurse” idealist “»  [ archive ] Article published on October 6, 2003 in Le Nouvel Observateur .
  • “More stringent demands for the nurse”  [ archive ] Article by Élisabeth Fleury published on October 15, 2003 in Le Parisien .
  • “Christine Malèvre has” want to live “»  [ archive ] Article published on October 16, 2003 in 20 minutes .
  • “The trial of Christine Malèvre: the criminal euthanasia of a young nurse”  [ archive ] Article by Marion Van Renterghem published on August 25, 2006 in Le Monde .

References

  1. ↑ ” Christine Malèvre, 28 years old, nurse. Indictment for euthanasia, she affirms a limitless dedication. The passage.  ”  [ Archive ] (accessed August 9, 2016 )
  2. a and b «Christine Malèvre,” Madonna of euthanasia “»  [ archive ] Article of Thibaut Chevillard published on July 27, 2011 in France-Soir
  3. ↑ “Christine Malèvre sentenced to 12 years of detention”  [ archive ] Article published on 16 October 2003 in La Dépêche du Midi
  4. ↑ “Christine Malèvre, assisted death nurse”  [ archive ] Article published on August 12, 2011 in Le Progrès
  5. ↑ “Ten years ago, Christine Malèvre was sentenced for six murders …”  [ archive ] Article published on 13 December 2013 in Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire