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Gabriel SOCLEY





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Rape
Number of victims: 1
Date of murder: April 20, 1935
Date of birth: 1905
Victim profile: Nicole Marescot, 4
Method of murder: Strangulation
Location: Chaumont, Haute-Marne department, France
Status: Sentenced to death on October 3, 1936. Overturned on December 17, 1936. Resentenced to life in prison on February 20, 1937. Released in 1960.

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L'affaire Socley

On April 19, 1935, little girl Nicole Marescot, four and a half years, was removed to his parents' home at Chaumont. The disappearance caused great excitement among the public, especially since it occurred at the same time that the case Lindbergh.

After six months of investigations, the child's body was found in a wood adjoining the city. She was raped and strangled.

Socley Gabriel, with a history of indecent assault, despite his stubborn denials, was sentenced to death. A small procedural irregularity did cancel the decision. He was retried in Dijon and condemned to hard labour for life.

Released in 1960, he tried, after a month, cause a girl. He was put to flight by passers-by. Arrest in the Yonne, he was interned at the center of psychotherapeutic of Sarreguemines.



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