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137 women have been killed by their partners in France this year. Critics blame a 'deeply sexist society'

Paris (CNN)Marie-Alice Dibon and Luciano Meridda's relationship began with poetry.The pair met during a taxi ride through Paris in 2004. Dibon, then 38 and a cosmetics and pharmaceutical specialist who split her time between Silicon Valley and the French capital, had grown curious about her driver's reading material.She wanted to know about the poetry book that lay by his side. Meridda, then 51, told her of his enthusiasm for literature and Dibon was captivated. "He was always reading, trying to get more cultured, more savvy. And she kind of respected and admired that, I guess," Dibon's sister, Helene de Ponsay, told CNN.Things moved quickly. Within a few weeks of meeting, they moved into an apartment in Courbevoie, just outside Paris.At th ...
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