Car­los the Jackal a wit­ness at gay killers’ jail wed­ding

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PARIS: Two gay con­victed mur­der­ers have mar­ried each other in prison – with the no­to­ri­ous Car­los the Jackal as their wit­ness.

Se­rial killer Al­fredo Stranieri and Ger­main Gaiffe – who be­headed a man – mar­ried in­side the high- se­cu­rity prison at Poissy, near Paris.

Gaiffe, 45, wore a white wed­ding dress but was or­dered to change into men’s cloth­ing. Guests in­cluded Car­los the Jackal af­ter the cou­ple asked him to be their wit­ness.

The civil cer­e­mony, which took place on Wed­nes­day, is be­lieved to be the first gay wed­ding in prison since France passed a same-sex mar­riage law two months ago. Con­tro­ver­sial co­me­dian Dieudonne M’bala was the other wit­ness, de­spite speak­ing out against gay mar­riage.

He was also asked to change out of a white wed­ding dress. M’bala said: “This is the France of to­mor­row.”

Ital­ian-born Stranieri, 56, was la­belled the “small ads killer” af­ter tar­get­ing vic­tims through clas­si­fied ad­verts. He was given a life sen­tence in 2003 for killing four. Gaiffe, 45, be­headed a man and was given a 30-year sen­tence in the same year.

The cou­ple met in prison and later made a bizarre claim they had fa­thered a child with France’s then- jus­tice min­is­ter Rachida Dati. She launched a pros­e­cu­tion for “caus­ing out­rage to a pub­lic ser­vant” and the pair had four months added to their sen­tences. Prison of­fi­cials re­fused to re­veal if Stranieri and Gaiffe would now be al­lowed to share a cell.

Car­los the Jackal, real name Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, is serv­ing two life sen­tences for bomb plots in Paris in the 1980s and a 1975 dou­ble mur­der. – Daily Mail

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