19 Jul '11, 9am

French councillor's wife dressed up as Catwoman to kill husband in bizarre plot

PARIS - Laurence Honoré, 44, is facing attempted murder charges and is accused of enrolling a former French spy and the personal bodyguard of the president of the French parliament in her botched assassination plot. The middle-class housewife has admitted to stalking with intent to kill her husband Christian, a municipal councillor in Valenton in the Val-de-Marne, a region northeast of the French capital encompassing Disneyland Paris. But she said she failed to pull the trigger when she had him in her sights after a last-minute change of heart. Lawyers say the case is a tale of frustrated political and family ambitions that turned sour after Mr Honoré lost a bid to become the town's Right-wing coalition mayor backed by President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party. Described as "a touch paranoid" by friends and neighbours, Mr Honoré had often voiced fears of being attacked since h...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC110719-0000141/French...

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