Woman who killed al­legedly vi­o­lent spouse earns par­don

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PARIS | A French woman who was con­victed of shoot­ing and killing her al­legedly vi­o­lent hus­band was granted a pres­i­den­tial par­don on Wed­nes­day in a case that drew public at­ten­tion to the is­sue of do­mes­tic abuse.

Two hours af­ter Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande par­doned her, 69-year-old Jac­que­line Sau­vage was seen leav­ing a prison south­east of Paris in a dark gray sedan af­ter spend­ing more than three years be­hind bars.

Two dif­fer­ent juries sen­tenced Mrs. Sau­vage to 10 years in prison for fa­tally shoot­ing her hus­band, Nor­bert Marot, three times in the back with a hunt­ing ri­fle in 2012. Dur­ing the tri­als in 2014 and 2015, she said her late hus­band had beaten her for 47 years.

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