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Rose Pizem. Left out of application
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Ronny Ron. Tried to flee?
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'Rose Pizem's mother applied for US work permit'
Prosecution in four-year-old's murder trial reveals Marie-Charlotte Renault, Ronny Ron filed for green card shortly before her death, did not include Rose's name in application

Did Rose Pizem's mother, Marie-Charlotte Renault and grandfather, Ronny Ron plan to murder Rose and flee the country? The prosecution in the Rose Pizem murder trial reveled Wednesday that Renault and her partner, who also both stand trial of the four-year-old's murder, applied for a work permit in the United States back in April 2008.


The prosecution noted that the application was submitted a short while prior to the disappearance of Rose – four months before the case was exposed.


In the document, Renault put down the names of her two youngest daughters whom she had with her partner Ronny Ron, but left out Rose's name. According to the prosecution, this shows Renault had the intention of keeping Rose's existence a secret, and even provides evidence of the intended murder.


The findings submitted in court were in continuum with the prosecution's claim that Renault had estranged herself from her daughter. Last week, the prosecutor, Attorney Anna Avidov presented CDs containing family pictures from which, Avidov claimed, Rose Pizem was evidently missing.


Pizem's mother explained this by saying Rose was staying at her father's at the time the pictures were taken, and that she had prepared separate albums with Rose's pictures.


"Stop saying I hated here; I did not hate Rose," Renault told the court, however Avidov did not let loose and presented a video from Renault's police investigation in which she made a ridiculing imitation of her daughter.


Renault, who began weeping when images of her imitation act were presented in court, said "I don't know what to say. What I said about Rose was awful, and if I did it, it was because I had no words to explain her behavior to the police officers."


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