Sophie Toscan du Plantier
|Sophie Toscan du Plantier|
28 July 1957|
|Died||23 December 1996
Toormore, Schull, County Cork, Ireland
Cause of death
|Beaten to death|
Sophie Toscan du Plantier (28 July 1957 – 23 December 1996) was a French film producer beaten to death outside her holiday home near Toormore, Schull, County Cork, Ireland on the night of 22 December 1996. She was the wife of another film producer, Daniel Toscan du Plantier.
The murder remains unsolved, and was the centre of an extradition case surrounding a prime suspect in the case, Ian Bailey, and the desire of the French authorities that he be brought to France to be questioned.
In February 2010 a European Arrest Warrant was issued by a French magistrate which led to the High Court in Ireland granting an extradition order. This was appealed to the Supreme Court by Mr Bailey. In March 2012 the appeal was granted by the Irish Supreme Court. All five judges upheld the appeal on the ground that the French authorities had no intention to try him at this stage; four of the judges also upheld the argument that the European Arrest Warrant prohibited surrendering Mr Bailey to France because the alleged offence occurred outside French territory and there was an absence of reciprocity.
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- Ralph Riegel 2011, 'Shattered – Killers Do Time, Victims' Families Do Life, Collins Press
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