Forced to drown baby.
WHEN warped philosophy student Jacques Algarron met Denise Labbe she had already had a baby.
But Algarron, 26, became more and more jealous at the devoted attention his lover was giving to little Catherine, two.
Over a number of months, as they lived in Paris, Algarron - who was obsessed with the perverted per·vert·ed
1. Deviating from what is considered normal or correct.
2. Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion. works of the Marquis de Sade Noun 1. Marquis de Sade - French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, de Sade, Sade - coerced Labbe, 30, into showing her love for him by killing the child.
After a number of botched botch
tr.v. botched, botch·ing, botch·es
1. To ruin through clumsiness.
2. To make or perform clumsily; bungle.
3. To repair or mend clumsily.
1. attempts, including throwing the child into a canal, only for her to be saved by a passerby, the simple-minded Denise was eventually persuaded to plunge the tot head first into a filled zinc washtub and hold her there until she was dead.
Full of admiration, Algarron would later tell a friend that "it takes courage to kill your own daughter".
Algarron: 20 years