Nicolas Zepeda was sentenced on Tuesday, April 12, before the Assize Court of Doubs (Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), to twenty-eight years’ imprisonment for the assassination, in 2016, of Narumi Kurosaki, 21, his former Japanese girlfriend, whose body was never found. Read also: Article reserved for our subscribers At the Zepeda trial, the timid sketch of an “other defence” On the night of December 4 to 5, 2016, “shrill cries of women” were heard by a dozen students ” filled with dread” in the university residence where the young woman was staying. Since then, no one has seen her again alive or heard from her. “These cries of terror from a woman who feels she is going to die are those of Narumi Kurosaki. They came from room 106 “, hers, while she was there with Nicolas Zepeda, assured Monday the Advocate General, Etienne Manteaux. “Nicolas Zepeda smothered her,” he added. According to the Advocate General, the Chilean had premeditated his crime by buying a 5-litre can of fuel and a box of matches before joining the young Japanese in Besançon. He had also carried out scouting around Dole (Jura) where, still according to Mr. Manteaux, Nicolas Zepeda “immersed Narumi’s body in the Doubs”. Le Monde and AFP
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