The five defendants found guilty of torturing and murdering a disabled teenage boy from Liège were allowed to address a final message to the jury on Tuesday, as the court prepares to deliver their sentences in the final judgement, expected in the afternoon.
Donnay and Masson apologised to their young victim’s family, “even if what happened is unforgivable,” with the former adding that she would like to have the opportunity to build a life after serving her time.
Daniels said that he “very much regretted the events of that day,” which he is now “going to have to live with.”
Wilmet, who is the youngest of the group and was a minor at the time of the events, said: “I want to apologise to the people I hurt.”
All defendants were also found guilty of battery, torture and inhuman treatment, while four of the five were indicted for rape.