Directed by Denys Granier-Deferre. With Catherine Frot, Alexandre Hamidi, Didier Flamand, Cyril Descours. For many French people, he is the symbol of one of. 16 janv. Condamné à mort et guillotiné le 28 juillet pour le meurtre de la petite Marie -Dolorès Rambla en , Christian Ranucci n’a cessé tout. We do not assert Christian Ranucci is innocent. Our aim is to allow him, even twenty five years after his death, to have a fair trial. Behind every action stands the.

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His case greatly influenced the debate over capital punishment in France after the book Le Pull-over rouge was published by former lawyer and journalist Gilles Perrault. It called Ranucci’s guilt into question, and had a notable impact on public opinion, having sold over 1 million copies. When he was four years old, he witnessed his father slashing his mother in the face with a knife — similar to the one Ranucci would later use to commit murder — at the door of a court after their divorce had been pronounced.

However, other sources, like Ranucci’s father, testified that his son did not really witness this attack, but only saw his injured mother as a nursemaid was carrying him in her arms. As a result of this experience, she became an overprotective mother. Years later, Ranucci, charged with Rambla’s murder, confessed to the examining magistrate that he had lived his entire childhood with the constant fear that his father, depicted as violent by his mother, would eventually find and kill him.

During his school years, Ranucci was described as a mediocre pupil, repeating a year, but still earning his National Diploma BEPC at the age of He was often violent towards his schoolmates, and remained immature and uncommunicative as a young man. They had lived in Nice since Ranucci eventually went to Wittlich, Germany in order to complete his military service, which ended in March According to testimony by several comrades from his army days, his behaviour was impulsive, and his reactions were sometimes disproportionate.

Later, as the murder case against him was unfolding, he was picked out as the abductor and offender of two children from Nice, but this was not pursued, nor formally proven. On May 24,he was hired by Ets COTTO, a company that made and sold air-conditioning equipment based in Nice, and began working as a door-to-door salesman.

As his mother refused to accompany him on a Pentecost weekend trip, Ranucci left Nice alone on June 2, After visiting the region, he arrived in Marseilles on the morning of June 3, When the Rambla children were alone, around Telling them he had lost a “big black dog”, he asked for their help in searching for it. According to his later confession, the girl was initially reluctant to go with him, making him repeat his offer; he eventually gained her trust by promising to return her home for lunch time.

After being arrested, he was not recognized by the two witnesses to the abduction, and the only physical evidence implicating him in this phase of the crime was a affairs showing the estate where the Rambla family lived; he made this drawing in police custody. An hour later, arriving at a crossroads, he went through a stop sign and collided with another car, damaging both vehicles.

He then turned round and fled in the direction of Marseilles, drove a few hundred metres before stopping at the bottom of a hill, exited from his car with the young girl, and climbed up to the thickets holding her left arm.

He hit her head with stones then stabbed her in the throat with his flick knife she reportedly received about fifteen blows. Returning to affqire car, he drove for a while, then hid in a mushroom bed in order to change his flat tyre, change his bloodied clothes, clean, and hide his knife.


However, when leaving, he needed help from people to get his car out of the mud. After having accepted a cup of tea, he got back to his home, Corniche Fleurie on the heights affarie Nice. Ranucci was arrested two days after the murder as he was returning from his office to his home in Nice.

The girl’s corpse had been found shortly before by a squad of gendarmes. He had been identified by his licence plate number provided by witnesses to the car accident during his flight with the child. Psychiatrists who heard Ranucci’s conversation during sessions diagnosed him as having an “immature and backward sexuality”. According to their report this, coupled with cristian need for company, had led to the desire to take children and spend time with them.

He was not profiled as a pedophile, but rather as someone whose sexual identity remained undefined, though the psychiatrists asserted he showed “keen interest” in children. While confessing, Ranucci claimed he had no intention of harming the girl and only wished to go for a ride with her. He explained the murder was a result of panic and fear due to the accident.

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His motive chrisgian the abduction still remain unclear, as no signs of rape or other sexual assault were found on the victim’s body. Months later, while incarcerated at Baumettes prison 9th arrondissement of Marseillehe repudiated his confession after learning he was of the same blood affaaire as the little girl bloodstains had been found on his pants seized in his car trunkand hearing about a local pedophile who wore a red sweater similar to the one discovered near the mushroom bed where he had hidden after the murder.

Fraticelli wanted the jury to consider Ranucci’s state of mind and consciousness while committing murder, and whether he was really accountable for the crime, rather than his guilt. However, as Ranucci had retracted his confession, his other two lawyers conformed to his wishes, and chose to plead his innocence. He was tried in Aix-en-Provence in southern France on March 9 and 10,just chrostian weeks after Patrick Henry was arrested in Troyes for another child murder.

Journalists described public opinion as sensitive to the point of hysteria, demanding death penalties for child murderers. On the advice of his mother, Ranucci came to court dressed like a clergyman, sporting a large pectoral cross, which irritated most of the jury, and was interpreted by a few observers as an indication of his immaturity. Ranucci appeared arrogant during the trial, denying the crime and his guilt, despite the physical evidence and the details he had provided during his confession.

During the last hearing, and after his advocate’s plea, minutes were communicated at the last moment to the jury and the defence lawyers, which, while not unheard of or illegal, was an extremely rare procedure. This was later used as an argument before the Court of Cassation.

His appeal for a second trial was denied by the Court of Cassation on June 17, He was executed by guillotine in the courtyard of Baumettes prison, in Marseilles, on July 28,at 4: It is also specified in the minutes of the execution that Ranucci “made no statement”. A novel by Gilles Perrault entitled Le Pull-over rouge The Red Sweaterdisputed Ranucci’s involvement in the crime, expressing the writer’s doubts about his guilt. The title of the book refers to a red sweater found hidden in the mushroom bed where Ranucci hid after his car accident, which seemed similar to that worn by another man who sexually abused children in another Marseilles estate, just two days before Rambla’s kidnapping and murder.

During the inquiry, when asked about the sweater, Ranucci denied being its owner.

In his book, Perrault took chgistian board Ranucci’s final defence, arguing that a concussion he allegedly suffered as a result of the accident, right at the bottom of the crime scene, caused Ranucci to become victim to manipulation and impersonation by the “real murderer”.


In this theory, the man is supposed to have carried the unconscious Ranucci, drove his car to the mushroom bed where he then hid his red sweater.

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However, nothing within the penal case could corroborate this version; Perrault himself had no explanation or rebuttal to the main evidence, in particular the hiding place of the murder weapon Ranucci revealed.

A television film about the case, L’affaire Christian Ranucci: The controversy next entered politics, influencing the debate on capital punishment in France, which culminated in criminal lawyer, and newly nominated Minister of Justice, Ranucdi Badinter addressing the National Assembly in September to defend his chrostian to abolish capital punishment.

He claimed, with regard to the Ranucci case, that there were: On the other hand, some journalists who covered the case refuted Perrault’s miscarriage of justice theory.

L’affaire Ranucci n’est pas une erreur judiciaire” “No!

The Ranucci case was not a miscarriage of justice” in latein which he recapped the key points of the case and argued for Ranucci’s guilt. Chardon denied that Ranucci had been tortured as claimed during his trial.

Who killed Christian Ranucci? InPerrault and his publisher Fayard were found guilty of defamation against the Marseille police in another book, Affajre de Christian Ranucciin which it was stated that the investigators behaved with “thoughtlessness and partisanship”.

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Perrault was fined 5, euros and his publisher an equal sum for each policeman defamed, chdistian decision confirmed and increased to 10, euro for each of the four policemen on chrixtian in It was stressed that arguments presented before the Court of Cassation had already been cited previously by the defence during the criminal trial.

Despite the creation of the association “Affaire Ranucci: Although some rumors circulated in about the presence of serial killer Michel Fourniret near Marseilles in christia, an anthropometric study concluded that photographs taken at Ranucci’s trial in of a man who seemed at a first sight to look like Fourniret, did not match pictures of the real Fourniret at that time.

On multiple occasions, former President of the Republic Giscard d’Estaing has said in interviews that he did not feel christisn regarding his role in the case; he mentioned to journalist Laurent Delahousse in that he did not regret his decision to decline clemency to Ranucci, claiming that he was indeed guilty and that “he had to be punished”.

Rambla had killed her as a result of a violent dispute about his salary. He was convicted of her murder and sentenced to an year prison term in October According to his lawyers, his behaviour was influenced by drug addiction and the media coverage surrounding the guilt of his sister’s murderer. Contents Christian ranucci l nigme du pull over rouge faites entrer l accus fela Christian ranucci l affaire du rancci over rouge chrisstian guillotin s france Early life The crime Arrest, confession and profile Trial and execution Aftermath: Christian ranucci l affaire du pull over rouge derniers guillotin s france.

The crime As his mother refused to accompany him on a Pentecost weekend trip, Ranucci left Nice alone on June 2, Trial and execution He was tried in Aix-en-Provence in ranuccci France on March 9 and 10,just three weeks after Patrick Henry was arrested in Troyes for another child murder.

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