Photo: AFP
Rose with her mother Marie
Photo: AFP
Marie Renault at court
Photo: Yaron Brener
Ronny Ron at court
Photo: Yaron Brener

Rose Pizem murder trial opens

Trial of Marie-Charlotte Renault, indicted of murdering her four-year-old daughter together with child's grandfather, begins in Petah Tikva. Rose's mother arrives from France to support her daughter

Suspects in murder that shocked Israel go on trial. Marie-Charlotte Renault, who was indicted of murdering her four-year-old daughter Rose Pizem together with the child's grandfather, Ronny Ron, went on trial Sunday at the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court.


However, the reading of the indictment was postponed to January after the defense attorneys claimed they had yet to receive the investigation material.


The court remanded Ronny Ron for the remainder of the legal proceedings in his case. Renault's arraignment hearing was postponed to the end of the month.


Renault's mother, Isabel, arrived in Israel from France in order to support her daughter. "My heart aches for Rose and Marie," she said.


In September, the State Prosecutor's Office filed murder charges against Renault and Ron, for the murder of Rose. The charges were filed with the Ramla Magistrate's Court. Rose went missing in May.

Grandmother Isabel. 'My heart aches' (Photo: Yaron Brener)


The indictment detailed the story of a complicated family, which preceded the tragedy: Benjamin Pizem and Marie Renault's marriage in France, their move to Israel and the affair between Marie and Benjamin's father, Ronny Ron, which was followed by the birth of two other daughters.


According to the indictment, the accused had trouble raising Rose. "Following these difficulties, Marie decided she did not want Rose to continue living with the family and begged Ronny to remove Rose from their home. Marie even threatened to commit suicide if he failed to do so."


The indictment went on to say that on May 12, Marie cried and shouted at Ronny not to bring Rose back to the house.


Ron took Rose away and then, "at an unknown date, the accused decided to cause Rose's death and implement their decision. The accused or one of them took a large travel bag from their apartment with the aim of putting Rose's body inside. The accused or one of them put clothes and a few of Rose's belongings inside the bag," the indictment said.


Rose's body was eventually found inside a red bag dumped in Tel Aviv's Yarkon River.


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