Laroche, Bernard

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Laroche, Bernard Gender: M
Bernard Albert Laroche
born on 23 March 1955 at 11:30 (= 11:30 AM )
Place Épinal, France, 48n11, 6e27
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Petitallot
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French homicide suspect, arrested on 11/05/1984 for the murder of his cousin's son, four-year-old Gregory Villemin. The boy had been found bound and drowned in the river Vologne on 10/16/1984. On 2/04/1985 the charges where dismissed and Bernard was set free. Not convinced of his innocence, Jean-Marie Villemin shot Bernard to death with a shotgun at Autmonzey on 3/29/1985.

At the high-profile Villemin trial, it came out that the family was the target of a maleficent person making anonymous phone calls and letters. Judge Lambert charged Bernard, a cousin of the child's father, with the crime, following information given by his niece Muriel, and then released him a few weeks later.

Thinking that his cousin was guilty of the murder, Jean-Marie Villemin took justice in his hands and killed Bernard Laroche. On the same day he surrendered and was jailed. Then Judge Lambert's investigation turned to Christine Villemin whom he arrested for the voluntary manslaughter of her son. The lawyers got her release in ten days. On 3/17/1987, Judge Maurice Simon took over the inquiry and set another trial date.

On 2/03/1993, following the new investigation, the Court of appeals of Dijon exonerated Christine Villemin. On 11/03/1993, the trial of Jean-Marie Villemin opened in Dijon. After six weeks of painstaking procedure to correct the inconsistencies of the judicial system, Jean-Marie was sentenced to five years in jail with a one-year suspended sentence. Having already been detained for 33 months, he was released on 12/30/1993.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)



  • Crime : Arrest 5 November 1984 (Suspected of murder of Gregory Villemin)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 4 February 1985 (Charges dismissed, set free)
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  • Death by Homicide 29 March 1985 (Shot by Jean-Marie, age 30 +6 days)
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Source Notes

Petitallot quotes B.C., Cadran No.4, 1/1994


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide single (Suspected, dismissed)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Killed by cousin)