On the ground, bleeding and dying, he kept verbally abusing her. Estelle, 36, was killed by her companion Serge, 33, in Champigny-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne). The tragedy took place on a Wednesday night in September 2018 in front of dozens of bemused neighbours.
"Help me! Help me!" It was not yet 11 pm when screams rang out in building 10 of the housing estate in rue Alexandre-Fourny in Champigny. Estelle was stabbed in the first floor flat. The stabbing was particularly violent, two of which struck the victim in the heart. "The kitchen knife was completely bent", said a witness.
The children witnessed the horrific scene.
A few seconds earlier, an argument broke out in the flat. According to reports, Serge complained about the television being too loud. It was probably a pretext, as the couple were in the process of separating. According to the murderer's version, Estelle grabbed a knife. He would have managed to take it from her. It was then that the victim's sister tried to intervene. She was injured in the face, hands and throat. "The sister had been visiting regularly," a neighbour said.
While the fire brigade tried desperately to save the victim by performing cardiac massage, three children, aged 1, 2 and 9, came out of building 10. Two of them were the couple's offspring. They witnessed the scene," said a neighbour. They had already argued in public before. He was holding a child in his arms.
On September 10 2021, almost three years to the day, Serge Dodo, son of 80s hitmaker Paul Dodo, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and the attempted murder of her sister.
Published on 10/09/2021