A 45-year-old man, alcoholic, had robbed a tobacco shop in Fonsorbes, southwest of Toulouse. He was sentenced by the criminal court.
“I am unable to explain why I did this. I do not especially need the money. I told myself that I was in a bad dream and that I was going to wake up”, says, on a your calm, the accused from the box. A 45-year-old man was tried for having robbed on October 14, a tobacco shop located in the town of Fonsorbes. That day, this individual who lives in the area comes to this establishment, which he regularly attends with a shotgun. Weapon that he will take the time to load before entering the premises. He will then hold up the shopkeeper present at the counter but the latter will not let it go and will refuse to give him the cash register. At the hearing, the various witnesses of the scene explain that the robber “had a calm tone but that he did not seem in his normal state, almost lost”.
One bottle of gin per day
And indeed, when the gendarmes of the community of brigades of Saint-Lys and those of the territorial brigade of Portet-sur-Garonne supported by the soldiers of the company of Toulouse Mirail questioned him, that is to say three hours after the facts, he was tested positive for alcohol with a rate of 1.27 mg / L. On this subject, the person concerned by Me Justine Racoupeau explains that he drank more than one bottle of gin per day. And his criminal record attests to his alcohol-related problems with three convictions including two for driving while intoxicated. The man reportedly returned to his mother in 2016 after a complicated divorce and then plunged into a major depression. “Everything ended well but we had all the elements of a potential drama”, argues the public prosecutor before requesting 5 years in prison, including a probationary suspension. His lawyer denounces “heavy requisitions given the context and his personality.” This forty-year-old was finally sentenced to five years’ imprisonment, two of which were accompanied by a probationary period (care, work, ban from going to the bar-tobacco).