Bouvier, Léone (c. 1929–)

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Bouvier, Léone (c. 1929–)

French murderer. Name variations: Leone Bouvier. Born into a poor family c. 1929 in the village of Saint-Macaireen-Mauges, France.

An illiterate, worked in a factory; began a steady relationship with auto-mechanic Emile Clenet (1951); became pregnant, lost her child and her job; when Emile ended relationship, shot him in neck with .22 automatic and killed him (Feb 17, 1952); arrested while at a convent; found guilty at trial at the Assizes of Maine-sur-Loire at Angers (Dec 1953) but premeditation was not proved; sentenced to life imprisonment.

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