Marie Renault at court (archives)
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Rose Pizem's mother to remain in custody

Nine months after start of trial, Petah Tikva District Court rejects detention alternative suggested by lawyers of woman accused of murdering her daughter along with child's grandfather

The Petah Tikva District Court ruled Monday that Marie Renault, who has been charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter Rose, will remain in custody until the legal proceedings against her are completed.


The judges rejected a detention alternative proposed by Renault's attorneys, after rejecting a similar proposal in the past.

  Rose Pizem went missing in May of 2008, but her disappearance was reported by welfare services only three months later. The police searched for her for weeks, and her body was eventually found in a suitcase in Tel Aviv's Yarkon River in September.


Marie Renault and her partner Ronny Ron, who is also Rose's grandfather, were accused of murdering the child and throwing her remains into the river. The two were indicted in September, but the trial against them is still ongoing.


District Judge Yair Yifrach ruled in the past that there was alleged evidence that Renault had been involved in Rose's murder and that there were grounds for her arrest. Attorney Anna Avidov of the Central District Prosecutor's Office objected to Pizem's release in past hearing, claiming that the woman might escape punishment and disrupt the investigation proceedings.


The judge ruled that Renault was not dangerous to the entire public or to herself, as stated by the probation service as well. "The evidence appears to show that at the most, Renault's dangerousness was directed at Rose. This dangerousness is concrete and specific and there are no grounds to assume that it would repeat itself."


פרסום ראשון: 05.04.09, 11:50
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