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Therapist murder trial continues in Geneva

Local News // Oct. 4, 2016
Therapist murder trial continues in Geneva

The murder trial continues today of a convicted rapist, accused of slitting the throat of his therapist in the canton of Geneva in 2013.

Forty-two-year-old Fabrice Anthamatten had admitted killing 34-year-old Adeline Morel but, until yesterday, had denied that her killing was premeditated. After seven hours of questioning, Anthamatten told the court in Geneva that he had intended to kill Ms. Morel.

She was brutally attacked when she accompanied the defendant to a therapy session at a horse-riding centre when he was on day release from prison in Geneva. He had bought a hunting knife, claiming he needed it to clean horses' hooves.

After leaving Ms. Morel's body in woodland, he fled the scene and was later arrested in Poland before being extradited to Switzerland.

In addition to the murder charge, Anthamatten is also accused of kidnap, sexual assault and theft.

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