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June 18, 2009

Telegraph: Mistress found guilty of billionaire’s murder

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The mistress of Edouard Stern, the billionaire banker, has been found guilty of murder for shooting him dead during a bout of sadomasochistic sex in his Geneva penthouse.

The mistress of Edouard Stern, the billionaire banker, has been found guilty of murder for shooting him dead during a bout of sadomasochistic sex in his Geneva penthouse. 

A jury at the high court in Geneva decided that Cécile Brossard, 40, had acted out of hatred and greed rather than the lesser crime of passion when she shot the 50-year old friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy four times as he stood in a latex suit and mask.

Brossard had pleaded guilty to killing France’s 38th richest man at the beginning of the week-long trial, which exposed a lurid case of sex, money and blackmail that has shocked Geneva’s discreet old-money elite.

She had claimed that he drove her to a moment of madness by tormenting her over a million-dollar gift that he decided to take back, exclaiming: “A million dollars is a lot of money to pay for a whore.”

In Switzerland, “passionate murder” carries a sentence of between one and ten years.

The prosecutor conceded that the pair were tied by a mutual love and sex.

“But it is not love that killed him. It was hate and money,” he said.

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