Friday 22 November 2019

'I will one day get answers,' says son of tragic Sophie

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud
Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud
Ryan Nugent

Ryan Nugent

The son of murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier said his childhood ended when his mother was killed.

Pierre Louis Baudey-Vignaud was 14 when Ms du Plantier was found brutally murdered in west Cork on December 23, 1996.

His mother's killer has yet to be caught by gardaí - with Mr Baudey-Vignaud saying there is a risk the killer could strike again.

"The person who [killed] my mother is still alive, free," he said.

"It can happen again."

"It was my last day of being a child. She was everything for me," he added.

Speaking in an RTÉ documentary, Mr Baudey-Vignaud said he is confident his family will get to the bottom of his mother's brutal murder outside her holiday home in Schull, Co Cork.

"I'm not sure if it will be tomorrow, in one month, in one year, in 10 years," he said.

"But I must get the answer for my grandparents before they die. I'm 35 and I will wait for justice to be done and justice will be done one day, for sure."

Also interviewed in the documentary is Ian Bailey - who was twice arrested and questioned in relation to Ms du Plantier's death. Mr Bailey has always denied any involvement in her death.

Irish Independent

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