A young woman who shot her abusive boyfriend in the head as he lay in bed and dumped his body in the bathtub has been jailed for 12 years.
Yann Bachelot, 35, was found wrapped in a shower curtain with a plastic bag over his head in the fashionable French town of Vannes in Brittany.
His mummified body lay in the sealed-off bathroom for three years until the landlord finally tried to repossess the flat in an upmarket area of the port city.
Mr Bachelot was shot after he imposed a reign of terror on his 27-year-old girlfriend Emilie Tobie, repeatedly beating and forcing himself on her.
Yann Bachelot, 35, was found wrapped in a shower curtain with a plastic bag over his head in the fashionable French town of Vannes (pictured) in Brittany
On one occasion the child nurse was locked up for eight days and told she was going to be shot her and her body dumped, the court heard at her trial.
Another time the former navy seaman, who quit after two years because he 'couldn't handle discipline', held a .22 rifle to her head and threatened to pull the trigger.
Tobie finally snapped after a violent row in October 2012 when she said she wanted to accompany her cousin to choose her wedding gown.
Fearing for her life she grabbed a shotgun and shot Mr Bachelot in the head while he was lying on