Brice Zanin, Tony’s family lawyer, killed and then burned on April 18 in Clermont-le-Fort, hopes that the investigation will provide more information on the circumstances of this tragedy.
On April 18, 2021, Tony, 31, was coldly shot in a vehicle, before being burned inside. Since the discovery of his charred body in Clermont-le-Fort, the gendarmes of the Toulouse research section have arrested several people. Three of them, represented by Mes Dunac, Lebonjour and Racoupeau are under examination for murder in an organized gang. These suspects have been heard by the investigating judges since last week. Brice Zanin, the victim’s parents’ lawyer, hopes that this step will clarify the circumstances of this tragedy. He confides.
Almost six months later, where are we in the investigation?
The instruction is well advanced. Investigators have done a remarkable job of tracing the alleged perpetrators. Now the two investigating judges hear these three young men. They want to confront their versions of the facts with the physical evidence.
What do we know about the course of the events?
I cannot go into details, but on a certain precise time, the exact route of both the victim and the perpetrators. Today, the only choice that I can say is that the survey made it possible to identify each person’s role with much more precision. We know who the shooter is.
But why was he killed?
According to the suspects, this would be a case related to drug trafficking. It is up to the instruction to check this version.
What do Tony’s parents think, whom you defend?
For them, their son was executed. It is a murder prepared by the three alleged perpetrators that triggered Tony’s death. But when we learn that his son was shot in the head before being burned, the mobile immediately becomes operational.
Are parents getting over it?
How do you think this is possible? On April 18, the three young men who killed Tony also shot at his parents, relatives, and family. It is an absolute drama. Who can get over it without after-effects? It is a very violent death for everyone.
We have to let the instruction take its course. The family hopes that those responsible will take responsibility for their actions in front of the Assize Court and will not seek to shirk.