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Sophie Lionnet

London nanny murder suspect says co-accused beat victim

LONDON: A man on trial over the murder of a French au-pair in London claimed Tuesday his co-accused beat the victim with such ferocity that she struggled to walk. Ouissem Medouni is accused of killing 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet, who looked after the two children of his partner Sabrina Kouider. On the second day of his testimony at the Old Bailey central criminal court, Medouni recounted an incident when he was woken up by the nanny's screams. "She was in the kitchen sitting in a corner and Sabrina was hitting her…

Couple tortured nanny before killing her, court hears

LONDON: A couple living in London tortured their young French au pair and subjected her to hours of interrogation before later killing her and burning her body, the prosecution told a court Tuesday. The charred remains of 21-year-old Sophie Lionnet were discovered by the fire brigade on September 20, in the back garden of the southwest London home where she cared for two children. Their mother, Sabrina Kouider, 35, and her 40-year-old partner Ouissem Medouni, also French, are standing trial at England's Old Bailey…