A Flatlands man will spend 20 years behind bars for strangling his wife to death, according to Brooklyn’s top prosecutor.
“This defendant attacked and killed the woman he vowed to love and protect,” said District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. “He has now been held accountable for his actions.”
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser sentenced 57-year-old Loiseau Desmoulins on March 22 to 20 years in prison and five years’ post-release supervision following his guilty plea to first-degree manslaughter in January.
Desmoulins strangled his 64-year-old wife during an argument in their Avenue J home on Sept. 4, 2017, at approximately 11 p.m., according to prosecutors. The victim, Marie Loiseau, and the defendant tied the knot a year prior to the attack.
According to the investigation, Desmoulins, whose first name is the same as his wife’s last name, according to the DA, confessed his crime to his landlord the following morning. The landlord then called the police, but when they arrived shortly before noon, the defendant changed his story and told first responders that he had found his deceased wife in that condition.
Cops cuffed the man, who later made a video statement admitting that he strangled the victim until she was no longer breathing, according to prosecutors.
Following the sentencing, Gonzalez said his office would continue to crack down on perpetrators of domestic violence.
“In Brooklyn, we are committed to seeking justice for all victims of intimate partner violence,” he said.