Already sentenced to 25 years in prison for having attempted to murder by poisoning a retiree from Cannet, Olivier Cappelaere will be fixed on his fate this Friday, accused of a second crime. The prosecution accuses him of having killed with atropine, a powerful poison, Jacqueline Imbert, another retiree from Cannet, who died on November 4, 2014 at the age of 92.
Universal legatee, this ex-entrepreneur in financial difficulty, had inherited all the property of the deceased. Advocate General Christophe Raffin, referring to “a heinous crime preceded by a confidence building”requested against the accused life imprisonment with a security sentence of 22 years
Accused of having caused the death by poisoning of a nonagenarian in Le Cannet, a former business manager has been on trial at the Assizes of the Alpes-Maritimes in Nice since Monday May 23, 2022.
After four debates, the Advocate General on Friday May 27 requested the maximum sentence, ie 22 years in prison, against Olivier Cappelaere for the poisoning of Jacqueline Imbert, 92 years old.
This fifties is accused of having caused, in 2014, the death of his nonagenarian neighbor living in Le Cannet. The latter had made the accused her universal legatee after befriending him.
Olivier Cappelaere has already been sentenced to 20 years in prison in March 2019 for having tried to kill an octogenarian retiree. He acquired on this occasion the nickname of “life poisoner”. At the time, he admitted having poured dog eye drops into the glass of water of this retiree, whose apartment he owned for life. The victim had survived. He appealed the decision.
The verdict is expected during the day.