Dominici affair

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The Dominici affair was the criminal investigation into the triple murder of three Britons in France. During the night of 4/5 August 1952, Sir Jack Drummond, a 61-year-old scientist; his 44-year-old wife Lady Anne Drummond (née Wilbraham); and their 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth were murdered next to their car, which was parked in a lay-by near La Grand'Terre, the farm belonging to the Dominici family, located near the village of Lurs in the département of Basses-Alpes (now Alpes-de-Haute-Provence).[1] Gaston Dominici was convicted of the three murders in 1957 and sentenced to death. In 1957, President René Coty commuted the sentence to life imprisonment, and on 14 July 1960, President Charles de Gaulle ordered Dominici's release on humanitarian grounds due to his poor health. Dominici was never pardoned or given a re-trial and died on 4 April 1965.

Kilometre post where the crime occurred


  1. ^ Daniau, Jean-Charles (2004). Dominici, c'était une affaire de famille. Archipel. p. 7.

Coordinates: 43°58′35″N 5°54′33″E / 43.9764°N 5.9091°E / 43.9764; 5.9091