This is the horrible moment that a & # 39; cold and calculating & # 39; The murderer strangled his ex and buried her in a flower bed, holding her hand and stroking her knee, just hours before the premeditated murder.
Estonian stuntman Kirill Belorusov, 32, who claimed to be Brad Pitt's body double in World War Z, killed Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, before attempting to hide her in the garden of her own flat in Kew with the help of a murder kit that he had assembled Home base.
Today, Scotland Yard released footage of her last hours with Bolurusov, who dined and dined her at a luxury restaurant in Richmond on Friday night March 1 before she went to the bus with her hand and stroked her leg.
The next day they went shopping at Pets at Home and Argos for new possessions after the regular liar Bolurusov told her that he had found her a new apartment in South London and would help her move on Sunday.
But on Saturday night, knowing that his lies would unravel when no moving van arrived the next morning, he strangled her in four minutes with a cable with & # 39; brutal and clinical precision & # 39; death.
It later turned out that he owed Laureline thousands of pounds – but he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer to prevent her from paying her back. He also had two other girlfriends he lied to.
Prosecutor Oliver Glasgow had said to the court: “The last moments in Laureline's life must have been really frightening when he squeezed life out of her. She realized that the man who cared for her was a cheat and a murderer.
& # 39; Laureline was a problem that needed to be removed and the only way to do that was to silence her once and for all. And as a bonus, he ran away with the money he owed her & # 39 ;.
Belorusov buried her with a cable around her neck, her arms were tied behind her back, and she was wrapped in garbage bags secured with duct tape, all bought at the local home base.
After watching porn in her apartment and sending text messages to Laureline & # 39; s friends from her phone trying to hide the murder, he fled to his native Estonia, where he was arrested and returned to the UK .
A jury of seven women and five men in the Old Bailey found him guilty of murder today in just two hours.
A victim impact statement read on behalf of Laureline & # 39; s mother Frederique Bertaux said: & # 39; The death of one's own child goes against nature. There is no moment during the day that I don't think about my Laureline. I can't touch her, I can't kiss her anymore. I watch videos of her only to hear her voice, to hear her smile, to see how she moves.
& # 39; I would give anything to hear her happy moments, sad moments, and to hear her say & # 39; mama i love you & # 39 ;. It is incredibly difficult to describe my grief, my love grief. & # 39;
Kirill Belorusov, 32, took Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, for a romantic meal, held her hand in the bus home (left) and then brought her to Argos (right) to buy things for a new flat knowing that he was her would kill hours later
After watching porn in her flat and sending text messages to Laureline & # 39; s friends from her phone in an attempt to hide the murder, the killer fled to his native Estonia (pictured at Luton Airport) where he was arrested and returned to the UK
CCTV of Kirill Belorusov leaving his local home after he had bought an ax, rubber clogs, debris bags and compost after he had killed his victim and wanted to bury her
Belorusov bought his assassination package from Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, crawled her up from behind while she was naked and strangled her for four minutes with & # 39; brutal precision & # 39;
Kirill Belorusov was convicted today for the murder of Laureline in Kew, in southwest London in November 2018
Laureline & # 39; s mother Frederique Bertaux, her brother Florentine and Beth Penman, left his fiancé after the guilty verdict. Her murderer is convicted Friday
Mrs. Bertaux's statement went further: & # 39; Losing a child is like having one of your limbs cut off – a constant pain that nothing can relieve.
Laureline Garcia Bertaux, 34, believed that she and her killer had a future together, but he saw her as a & # 39; a problem that needed to be removed & # 39;
& # 39; My dear, you are not here, but you are all around me. I love you and I will love you forever. & # 39;
Judge Nicholas Hilliard QC said about Belorusov: & I am completely satisfied that the suspect is not someone who believes in the lies he is telling.
& # 39; He just tells them on a scale and size that I have not encountered before. I don't believe he ever had cancer. I'm absolutely sure of that. & # 39;
Belorusov, a self-proclaimed & # 39; bastard & # 39 ;, had Miss Garcia-Bertaux (34) & # 39; calm and methodical & # 39; choked for four minutes in March after he had tortured her for months with emotional abuse.
CCTV had Belorusov buy a homicide package with garbage bags, duct tape, plastic clogs, debris bags, an ax and compost from Homebase.
He wrapped her body buried in a shallow grave in the garden of her apartment in Kew and then fled to his native Estonia to try and avoid the arrest – only after he settled to watch porn videos in her house.
He sent text messages from Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux's phone to her friends saying she had a & # 39; boob job & # 39; or & # 39; lypo & # 39; was planning and expressing her joy about a fictional new house.
One message said: & # 39; I went to the house, it is BEAUTIFUL! And Kirill gave me another £ 7,000 so I'm going shopping … And he transferred £ 10,000 a week ago … And he left … Housewarming party coming soon … So bubble bath and boob lift. & # 39;
Belorusov was imprisoned on CCTV articles, including an ax and debris bags in Homebase to remove her body, heard jury members.
Belorusov fled to Estonia, while Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux was missing by concerned friends after she had not come to work at PR office Golin, where she was an executive assistant.
She also worked as a producer in the television and film industry and worked with Dame Joan Collins on the short film Gerry 2018.
The mother of the victim Frederique Bertaux embraces Laureline & # 39; s friend Samantha Collot after leaving the Old Bailey after the guilty verdict – unanimously delivered in just two hours by a jury
Kirill Belorusov (left) killed his ex Laureline Garcia-Bertaux (right) after torturing her about her weight. He also pretended to have cancer to get her sympathy
The body of Miss Garcia-Bertaux was found in the back yard of a semi-detached house in Kew
The actress said she was shocked by the horrible news & # 39; after hearing her death.
Timeline: how the murderer scammed and then killed his victim before fleeing Britain
March 1: Belorusov traveled to Richmond at 6 pm to meet Mrs. Garcia-Bertuax's flat. He was caught on CCTV and waited in and around the station until Mrs. Garcia-Bertuax arrived at 6.45 pm and the two of them then walked to a restaurant called Jackson & Rye.
A waitress who served them that evening remembered them, she described them as comfortable in each other's company and hand in hand, but sometimes Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux was dabbling in her eyes. After dinner, they took a bus home and went to bed.
March 2nd: Belorusov did not sleep well and used his mobile phone in the early hours to gain access to gambling sites, internet porn and his Facebook account.
The next morning they went shopping at Homebase where Belorusov bought pincers. Then they went to Pets at Home, where he bought dog food and no doubt chewed toys for the two dogs they shared. He is supposed to have strangled her in her apartment.
3 March: He then went back to Homebase where he asked about buying duct tape. The CCTV from the store registered that he bought plastic clogs, debris bags, an ax and compost. She was then buried in the garden.
March 5th: Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux went missing after not showing up for PR office Golin, where she was an executive assistant.
20th of March: The murderer has been arrested in Estonia.
Belorusov was compared by his own lawyer with a & # 39; Bond-villain & # 39; after he admitted he & # 39; psychological waterboard & # 39; with Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux, whom he described as his & # 39; product & # 39 ;.
He repeatedly mocked her about her weight and sagging breasts while she won her sympathy by pretending to be treated for cancer.
In the days before her murder, Belorusov promised Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux that they could move into a new house together while manipulating a series of other women.
His grasp on her was so complete that he excitedly sent a text message to her friends about her new home while she sent him the nude photos of himself he had demanded.
Belorusov had another lover, & # 39; Agnes & # 39; named, lifted out of £ 11,362 and used £ 400 of the money to eat and drink a third woman while claiming he was in an emergency clinic.
The murderer had a relationship with barmaid Sabrina Severino in the months prior to the murder and treated her to a dinner in the luxurious Russian restaurant Novikov and a night in a casino.
Belorusov had previously bragged about his knowledge of death holds against her and suffocated her until she almost fainted when they worked together in the Egg London nightclub.
He had borrowed thousands of pounds from Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux and was desperate to move from her flat to their new home.
Belorusov promised to send her the address for weeks and killed her when he no longer had any lies and the victim was to become a problem that was removed & # 39 ;.
Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux had booked a moving van and packed her things to leave the day after he strangled her.
The stunt man, claiming to have appeared as Brad Pitt & # 39; s double film in action film World War Z, huddled the naked victim from behind and strangled her.
Belorusov denied murder but was sentenced today by an Old Bailey jury of seven women and five men.
On the photo: the incident tent police was erected above the shallow grave where the naked body of the French TV producer was found
Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux's mother, Frédérique Bertaux, had a stone face when the unanimous verdict was announced.
Judge Nicholas Hilliard, the London recorder, is expected to convict Belorusov at a later date.
Frédérique Bertaux, the mother of Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, today outside the Old Bailey
Earlier prosecutor Oliver Glasgow said: & # 39; It is hard to imagine someone behaving in a more calculated or insensitive way.
& # 39; The last moments in Laureline's life must have been really frightening when he squeezed life out of her.
& # 39; She realized that the man who cared for her was a cheat and a murderer.
& # 39; The murder itself was four slow minutes in which he calmly and methodically killed the woman he claimed to care for.
& # 39; It was the kind of calculated and selfish callousness that only a man who would lie about his impending death could show.
& # 39; Anyone who can lie to people who care for them, only to punish them, can only think of themselves.
& # 39; There was no way to bring his lies to a good end, because Laureline was a problem that needed to be removed and the only way to do that was to silence her once and for all.
& # 39; And as a bonus, he ran away with the money he owed her.
& # 39; A talented young woman who was loved by everyone who knew her was killed with brutal and clinical precision and then discarded with the utmost contempt. & # 39;
Glasgow said that Belorusov & # 39; from woman to woman lied & # 39 ;.
& # 39; He is someone who has tricked them into taking care of him, someone who has misled them to shed tears for an illness he may never have had.
& # 39; He felt sorry for her, he rubbed and humiliated whenever he could.
& # 39; He called himself a monster and tried to joke about how the messages seemed to him.
& # 39; He said he poked her because he is cruel and means he took advantage of what she was most vulnerable to, her looks, money, a roof over her head.
& # 39; She was, as he told you, his product – he worked on her for ten years.
& # 39; In his pity, he crushed her neck with so much force that the pathologist had never seen such severe signs of suffocation, it was said that something had fallen on her chest – until his arms hurt. & # 39;
The murderer correctly suspected that his victim's WiFi password was his own name, kirillbelorusov1 & # 39; and used it to view Pornhub in the hours after the murder.
CCTV recordings of Kirill Belorusov of 3 March 2019 (left) in a Homebase store after he allegedly killed the victim. Three days later he is at Luton airport (right) where he has taken a flight to his home country Estonia
The Russian used Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux's phone to imitate her in texts sent to her best friend Beth Penman in an attempt to hide his traces.
Laureline Garcia-Bertaux, 34, had known her killer for almost 10 years and had two dogs that they shared. He heard the victim emotionally & # 39; water boarding & # 39 ;, the court heard
He translated messages into French to send to her family while making plans to escape to Tallinn in Estonia where he was extradited.
Mrs Garcia-Bertaux was missing on 5 March after she had not shown up for her work.
Her body was found the next day in the back yard of her house in Darell Road, Kew.
The court heard he was born in Northern Russia, where his father Oleg was stationed in the army.
He served in the navy for four years before joining his best friend in London to practice his English in 2009.
Belorusov worked as a bouncer for night clubs and was cast as an extra in films, and then went against choreography for two years.
Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux was originally from Aix-en-Provence and had worked in the film and production industry.
At the time of her death she worked as an executive assistant for PR firm Golin.
The couple met during a performance in London in 2009 and began dating shortly thereafter.
He told the court: “We spent the night walking and walking and walking, and in the morning I decided to come to her house and she invited me. She said & # 39; yes & # 39; and I never left, "he said.
Belorusov said they broke up in 2016 after & # 39; a slow build-up over the years & # 39; and at that time their dog was Jazz & # 39; the only thing that connected us & # 39 ;.
The victim's mother was in the pit of the court, assisted by a French translator when Belorusov giggled while messages he sent to her daughter were read to the court.
& # 39; Will it be possible for some nude photos & # 39; s to keep me motivated and happy until Friday? & # 39; read once.
& # 39; I want to see you all, please be kinky. I want booby and you naked and beautiful. I miss your soft round myself. & # 39;
Asked why he was smiling, the killer said: & I think we just find different things funny. & # 39;
He said he had sent messages to poke and irritate her & # 39; and the victim emotionally & # 39; water boarding & # 39; while he sprayed a web of lies around the house he had found.
& # 39; Waterboarding is a torture technique, right? What does it mean for you? & # 39; Mr. Glasgow asked.
The Estonia replied: & I just think mentally whining.
Belorusov said he was lifting the victim to force & # 39; her maturity & # 39; and & # 39; teach her a lesson & # 39; but insisted that a mysterious person was responsible for killing.
Phone evidence placed him in the area, but at the time Belorusov claimed that he was sitting on a bench at the end of Mrs. Garcia-Bertaux's road and scratching pork and drinking beer until 7:30 am all night.
& # 39; I came into the park and saw a bench and I just couldn't resist sitting on it & # 39 ;, Belorusov told jury members.
& # 39; Sitting there with his shaved head he looked like an archetypal Bond villain, & # 39; his lawyer Martin Rutherford told the court.
The lawyer added that Belorusov might feel like a & # 39; gap & # 39; had behaved, but that did not necessarily mean that he was also a murderer.
After the case it turned out that the father of the murderer Oleg had rejected him.
He told MailOnline. & # 39; I have nothing good to say (about him).
& # 39; He was never honest with me. I understood this – and that's why he didn't like to talk to me. He was very close to his mother. & # 39;
A woman who went out with Kirill when they were both 15 years old spoke about her & # 39; shock & # 39; about his murder.
She said anonymously that she met him last year when he returned to Estonia after he killed Laureline Garcia-Bertaux.
& # 39; I only saw the good side of Kirill, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The last time I saw and spoke with him was last fall. & # 39; He has always been open and friendly. There has never been aggression.
& # 39; What happened was shocking. It was a shock to our entire group of friends … He was always working out, went to the gym. He had a healthy lifestyle. & # 39;
The woman said she was ready to see him in jail to find out what went wrong with his life and added: “I still can't believe what happened. We have spoken with friends about this. We see the facts, but we still can't believe he would do such a thing.
& # 39; The last time I saw Kirill was last fall. I asked him why he returned to Estonia. He said he'd talk about it later … He said he had a girlfriend he broke up with. But he said nothing else about his life there or the girl.
& # 39; He was caring, romantic. I have nothing bad to say about him. & # 39;
A former school friend from Tallinn said: & There was nothing strange about him. He was a normal, well-behaved boy. He had no problems at school. I remember another classmate who always teased others, but Kirill was not like that.
& # 39; I was shocked when I heard the news. I was wondering – were it drugs? He was a handsome boy, but looks ugly in the photos released by the press. & # 39;
Belorusov, without a fixed address, was refused but was convicted of murder.
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