Her trial opened on 9 May, the 34-year-old medical aid worker was being prosecuted for the poisoning of 13 elderly people, 10 of them died, in a nursing home near Chambéry. She was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years imprisonment by the court of assizes of Savoy. The jurors retained the alteration of Ludivine Chambet’s discernment at the time of the events, committed between September 2012 and November 2013. She incurred perpetuity and the advocate-general had claimed 30 years of imprisonment on Monday after a virulent indictment. Ludivine Chambet remained impassive at the time of the verdict, after 6 hours of deliberations, on the 11th day of this singular trial by the series of crimes that she perpetrated and the complexity of her personality.
She was accused of the crime of poisoning by administering cocktails of psychotropic drugs, with the aggravating circumstance that her victims were vulnerable persons. These residents of the Ehpad housing facility where she worked, aged 76 to 96, were not at the end of their lives and none had expressed the desire to shorten her life. Ludivine Chambet has always contested the facts for two victims. She has 10 days to appeal her conviction.