Michelle Martin, the ex-wife of Marc Dutroux, will be released without conditions this Friday. Justice has reported this to the relatives of the victims of Dutroux, according to a post on Paul Marchal’s Facebook page on Tuesday evening.
Martin was sentenced to 30 years in prison by the Arlon Court of Assizes in 2004 for complicity in the crimes committed by her ex-husband, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for kidnapping, torture, rape and murder. He was responsible for the kidnapping of six girls. Four girls did not survive his atrocities.
Martin, who had been in prison since 1996, was released early in August 2012, subject to conditions, after repeated requests by the Mons Penal Enforcement Court. Ten years later, those conditions are now gone.
“It’s still hard…especially on a day like today. So many years ago, An was ripped from our lives on August 23. It all becomes even more difficult if you just now receive a court letter with the business notification that the conditions linked to Martin’s provisional freedom are being canceled,” Paul Marchal, the father of one of the victims, responds on his Facebook page.