In front of the Assize Court of Haute-Garonne, the lawyers of the civil parties spoke of the victims on Monday, September 20. Men whose lives were shattered by Kalashnikov bullets from the “burqa killer”.
“Today his life remains punctuated by antidepressants, appointments with specialists, fear. For him, nothing will be the same… ”Before the Assize Court of Haute-Garonne, Me Virginie Chasson speaks for this man who trembles and who has, with difficulty, resumed the path of justice. On Monday July 3, 2017, he was looking for olives in the Reynerie district of Toulouse when a Kalashnikov bullet pierced him. Then he saw the “burqa killer” shoot Djamel Tahri. He will never forget.
Like this retiree who drank tea “and who is now 78% disabled,” warns Me Hélène Simon-Grassa. A man “uprooted because he can no longer return to Algeria, his country. A man condemned to imprisonment worse than the one you are going to pronounce against the accused! “
The jurors, three women and three men, sometimes observe the seven defendants, them who did not stop repeating for two weeks that they had done nothing, or very little. “My client was injured by a bullet shard in the calf. A small but irremediable deficit “, confides Me Sarah Hunot for this other victim,” the file forgotten because, ultimately, little affected “.
And when Me Christian Etelin philosopher “on this savage capitalism, that of the cities, where we kill to destroy competition” or regrets “the blindness of the State on this prohibition which here as in Marseilles brings only deaths and misfortunes” , Me Nicolas Raynaud de Lage stands out against the accused “the seven mercenaries”. He details their role, their involvement keeping its best shots against the two main defendants, Walid Derqaoui and Abdelkader Ramdani “birds of death and misfortune”.
“Walid Derqaoui, this impressionist of crime”
Me Edouard Martial closes the list of tears, of those who remain. “For this discreet woman draped in pain. But who like her daughters, she who raised eight children, does not cry for revenge. It simply assists justice, that of the men and women of a country that has welcomed it, ”he said, addressing Fatima. And the lawyer of the Tahri family takes care to dismiss the more or less nauseating rumors brandished by one or the other. Djamel’s drug trafficking? I have no proof. The supposed love of one of her sisters for Walid Derqaoui’s brother, a rumor that is still totally unfounded ”. On the other hand, by little touch, he denounces “this impressionist of crime” who is in his eyes Walid Derqaoui “who wants us to believe that he did nothing, he, the director, the main role which would shine in take his responsibilities ! “.
Requisition this Tuesday, September 21 morning. Verdict no doubt Thursday.