“For him, killing a child is like tearing the wings of a fly”: the final observation of a specialist on Nordahl Lelandais

Guests on the C à Vous set this Friday, February 19, director Michèle Fines and journalist Jacques Pradel, both specializing in psychopaths, gave their thoughts on the Nordahl Lelandais affair.

He just received a life sentence after confessing to the murder of little Maëlys, Nordahl Lelandais logically continues to be at the heart of the news. And for the occasion, the daily program of France 5, C à Vous, invited on its set several specialists of profiles like the one that Nordahl Lelandais makes think of: a serial killer or a psychopath. Questioned by Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine on the question, it was Jacques Pradel, the French investigative journalist who launched his analysis first.

Psychopaths are people who are not capable of emotions or being moved by others., which, for them, are not human beings but things. This is why we ask ourselves the question if Nordahl Lelandais wasn’t actually a serial killer. This is why the gendarmerie used its specialized cell, Ariane, to try to pull threads to see if there were not links between the path of Nordahl Lelandais and other similar facts. It has not been proven but his behavior throughout the investigation and during the trial has never changed: he’s a man who only confesses when he’s up against the wall and someone says to him ‘look, there’s a bloodstain, what is she doing there?’. Well then he admits, but before… no. Like almost all psychopaths”he said.

Michèle Fines: “He was like Fourniret and Rançon, devoid of affect”

Another specialist in this field, the director Michèle Fines directly rebounded on the words of her neighbor at the table. It must be said that during her long career, the latter was brought to meet several serial killers for the needs of her documentaries. “He was like Michel Fourniret or Rançon, completely devoid of affect. These are people for whom killing a child or a woman is like tearing the wings off a fly, the victim is a thing or an insect, it’s is phenomenal.” Words that send shivers down your spine.

“For him, killing a child is like tearing the wings of a fly”: the final observation of a specialist on Nordahl Lelandais