Veronique Courjault, 41, had been accused of killing them and then burning one of the bodies and stashing two others in a freezer. The case was followed closely in France since police launched their investigation in 2006. In France, murder charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison. But the prosecutor in the case on Wednesday had recommended Courjault be given a 10-year prison sentence. Courjault will only serve around five years of the eight-year sentence because she had been in custody during the investigation.