He was the third person to die by firearms in Villiers-le-Bel, in the space of a few months.
Ismaëla Diaw was 23 years old when she was struck by a bullet in the head at the foot of a ZAC tower on January 14, 2017. Her death gave rise a few days later to a rally against violence bringing together 500 people .
On the banner displaying “That's not life!”
the three first names of the young broke: Wilfried, Maxim, Ismaëla ...
Originally from the Puits-la-Marlière (PLM) district, the latter was preparing a bakery CAP before being the victim of the gang war between the districts of the ZAC and the PLM.
Since then, the situation has calmed down in the city, even if the matter is not forgotten.
Faced with the possible repercussions of the trial, she remains on her guard.
"I became aware of what I did"
The alleged murderer, who acknowledges the facts, has been tried since Tuesday morning by the Assize Court of Val-d'Oise.
“I realized what I did.
I know this is wrong, ”said Kerby J., 26, as the court examined her personality.
During the investigation, he assured that the shot was fired involuntarily, "by itself".
The expertise of the sawed-off shotgun, however, ruled out the accidental nature of the shot which required "a deliberate pressure on the trigger, above average", showing "a certain determination when firing".
He is not the only one to be judged.
Next to him, in the box of the accused, two other men answer before the justice of complicity in murder.
Ismaël T., 24, is accused of having brought him assistance by storing the weapon in full knowledge of the context of the ongoing violence between neighborhoods.
Likewise, Morgan L. must also answer for complicity for having provided the weapon and for having encouraged him to arm himself, which he disputes.
Finally, a fourth accused was to be present in the courtroom for having transported the shooter in his flight.
Under judicial control, Mouad I. did not respond to appeals from the Assize Court which was awaiting him this Tuesday morning.
He reportedly said he was afraid to introduce himself, citing threats from the victim's family.
What the lawyer for the civil parties, Me Stéphanie Granjean, immediately dismissed: "The interest of the family is that this case be judged with all the people to finally turn the page."
Settlement of accounts between districts
The page of a crime committed on January 14, 2017. At around 2 o'clock in the morning, the police discovered the body of the victim, lying on his back, a significant wound to the skull, on the place des 9-Arpents, in the heart of the ZAC.
His brother is next door.
A young person tries cardiac massage.
The murder weapon, a sawed-off butt rifle and barrel, is found in a trash can, still loaded with a shell hit by Brenneke, a boar bullet.
According to the first elements gathered, two groups of half a dozen people clashed in the hall of No. 9 and in front of it.
A last event that occurred in a context of reprisals following punitive expeditions involving the victim and the shooter, each being in turn aggressor and assaulted, according to the indictment.
That evening, Ismaëla had come with her friends to the ZAC to find Kerby J. The gunman, quickly identified as "Biker", fled.
He will be arrested with the other protagonists of the case by the criminal brigade of the DRPJ Versailles in October 2017.
"He can quickly climb the towers"
By examining the personality of Biker, the Assize Court discovered a young man with a reputation for being a big man.
"He's the team's brawler, he's known for that," a cousin said during training.
“He has the reputation of a boy who should not be looked for.
He can quickly climb up the towers ”confides another.
“He's hot-blooded,” his sister said.
When you're not looking for him, he's not a bad boy. "
At the hearing, he relativizes: “I am not impulsive.
I don't attack people for nothing.
A person who has not looked for me, I will not go to him. "
He also acknowledged his involvement in drug trafficking in the neighborhood and explains that he had to survive when he left the school circuit and social services: “I quit school.
There was no one to pay for my supplies.
When my father died, my brothers didn't take care of me.
My mother-in-law abandoned me.
I made money.
Traffic, go fly… ”
A chaotic life course
His life course is one of the most difficult that the Assize Court has had to know.
Separated from his mother, taken to France by his polygamous father, he finds no place in any family and finds himself left on his own, otherwise unable to move away from the ZAC like violence and delinquency.
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The robbery of a grocery store will earn him three years.
A person held out his hand to him: the mother of his co-accused, Ismaël T., victim of a stroke, like the father of the accused, and since then dependent, who will welcome him into her home.
Ismaël T., a young person with an equally chaotic school career and currently indicted for murder after having stabbed Villiers-le-Bel. “The Devil invaded me,” he explained. The verdict is expected Friday.