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Jonathann Daval

‘He strangled her’: Husband admits grisly French killing

BESANCON: A French IT worker on Tuesday admitted to killing his wife in a case that has gripped the country since her charred corpse was found in a wood in October. The body of Alexia Daval, a 29-year-old bank employee, was found hidden under tree branches near their town of Gray-la-Ville in eastern France. Her husband Jonathann Daval, 34, had previously insisted that Alexia had gone jogging on October 28 and never come back. In the days after her death he cut a distraught figure, appearing in tears at a press…