France - Middle-aged man kills parents by lacing pudding with poison because they wouldn't let him leave home.
A middle-aged man who murdered his parents with chocolate mousse laced with poison because they wouldn't let him leave home has been jailed for 20 years in France.
Ghislain Beaumont, 45, served the deadly dessert to his mother and father after they refused to let him move in his with his girlfriend.
He spiked the pudding with insecticide, then watched parents Liliane and Claude Beaumont, both 75, eat it during a family dinner in April 2006.
Both died within hours from a lethal dose of the poison, which was used to keep insects away from grape vines.
Beaumont had claimed it was his mother who poisoned the mouse, saying she wanted to kill the whole family.
But police later found the defendant had ordered the insecticide over the internet several weeks earlier, the court in Seine-et-Marne, near Paris, heard.
Prosecutor Sabine Neale said: "He planned and premeditated these murders by firstly buying the poison, then introducing it himself into the chocolate mousse and watching his parents eat it.
"He wanted them dead because he had met a woman and wanted to leave home, but his parents, and particularly his mother insisted he stay.
"He was a weak man and his mother had a considerable hold over him."
Beaumont, who was convicted of both both murders, told the court: "Even though my mother hated us all and made our home like a prison, I will still miss my parents."