Rapist nabbed over therapist murder

AFP-JIJI

A Swiss-French rapist suspected of killing his female therapist during a day release trip was on Sunday snared in Poland, after a four-day international manhunt in a case that has rocked Switzerland.

Fabrice Anthamatten was arrested in the Polish-German border area, behind the wheel of the car in which he was believed to have fled Switzerland on Thursday, the office said.

Convicted rapist Anthamatten — a 39-year-old dual Swiss and French national with a criminal record in both countries — is the prime suspect in the murder of prison therapist Adeline Morel.

Her body was found near Geneva on Friday, a day after she and Anthamatten went missing during a trip to a horse-riding center that was part of the rapist’s prison therapy. Morel had accompanied Anthamatten alone on what was only his second day-release from a Geneva detention facility.