EXCLUDED THE DEPECHE. Toulouse: Mamie Julie, 90, strangled at the casino: “I’m afraid because I’m in pain”
Mamie Julie, 90, was violently assaulted at the Toulouse casino at the end of August. A man strangled her to get hold of her winnings. She tells La Dépêche du Midi about her ordeal.
Just a few weeks ago, she was laughing and dancing at a family party. Today, she is no more than a shadow of herself, lying in her little bed in a clinic in the Toulouse metropolitan area. “Mamie Julie”, as her grandchildren call her, is 90 years old. On Saturday August 28, she was the victim of a terrible assault at the Casino Barrière in Toulouse (our previous editions).
A man strangled her to steal the money she will get to earn. € 600. A derisory sum in view of the consequences of his violence on the health of his victim. “With my daughter, we arrived around 2:30 pm at the casino, remembers, low voice, Mamie Julie. I played penny machines. I won € 230 on one machine, € 200 on another and then another € 200 ”.
With these gains, the player will cash out and put the money in her bag. “I wanted to go to the toilet and I was wrong not to leave my bag for my daughter”. She ignores that a player, unlucky on her side, has observed everything and covets the money from the penny machines. “When I got out of the toilet, I washed my hands. That’s when he strangled me with my shoulder strap or I don’t know what ”. The survey gathered that he used his belt.
Projected against a wall
The man hits her in the face. Grandma Julie falls. Her memories are fading. “I lost consciousness, I couldn’t see anything, it was the black hole. When I recovered a bit I called for help ”.
Luckily, despite the hubbub in the games room, a security guard passes by and hears the victim’s complaint. “I felt like I was suffocating. I had been punched in the head and he threw me against a wall ”. The Samu provided Mamie Julie with first aid on the spot under the panicked gaze of her daughter and her granddaughter, Valérie, who had arrived in disaster. The victim is hospitalized. “I had a hip prosthesis and had a fractured femur. I can no longer walk ”. For several days, the retiree is on morphine.
Today, it also has psychological repercussions. “I am flat. I am afraid because I am suffering ”.
When we talk about his attacker and his company, Mamie Julie’s gaze darkens. “They pretend to be morons (Editor’s note, a psychological expertise was ordered) but they weren’t when they did that to me, she annoys. They have to pay ”.
Bedridden, she receives daily visits from her relatives. Mamie Julie had five children, one of whom she lost too young, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Very dynamic, she punctuated her weeks of walks in the markets and outings to the casino for which she has the VIP card. She won’t go any more. The police quickly resolved this investigation by arresting the 59-year-old man and the 52-year-old woman. “The police services were tops,” smiles Valérie, the little girl.
The trial will be held in mid October. Standing in the box, the defendants will explain themselves. Grandma Julie, she will be absent, lying on her little bed to fight against her “anxieties”.