Many have (re)discovered who Charles Sobrahj is through The snake, the chilling Netflix series which was dedicated to him in 2021 and where he was played by Tahar Rahim. The French serial killer will be the guest of Audrey Crespo-Mara in seven to eight, Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., on TF1. He will be the subject of the portrait sequence of the week. “After nearly half a century in prison, Charles Sobhraj speaks for the first time since his release”, underlines the chain in a press release sent this Friday to announce this “exclusive interview”.
Now 78, Charles Sobrahj, had spent twenty years in India for killing young backpackers in India and Thailand in the 1970s. In 2004, he was sentenced in Nepal to life in prison for the murders of an American tourist, Connie Joe Bronzich, and a Canadian, Laurent Carrière, in 1975.
At the end of last year, he was released by the Nepalese authorities who considered that his state of health – he would need open heart surgery – was no longer compatible with detention.
On December 24, he landed at Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport (Val-d’Oise). A few hours earlier, to an AFP journalist who followed him on his return to France, Charles Sobrahj said he was “innocent” of the crimes for which he was convicted.
If twelve crimes were attributed to him, he is suspected of having committed thirty.