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Seine-Saint-Denis: a woman in the assizes for having ordered the failed assassination of her ex-spouse


Mother of a three-year-old boy, Amandine had already filed four handrails against the father of the child for domestic violence.

She wanted to "


", to put an end to "

the hold

" and the violence.

A woman appears from Tuesday with six co-defendants before the Assize Court of Seine-Saint-Denis for trying to have her ex-spouse murdered, leaving him disabled for life.

In the torpor of August 2017, Amandine S., then aged 30, and Jimmy C., 37, take a walk with their 3-year-old son in the forest of Bondy, after a dinner at the restaurant.

The parents have been separated since the birth of the child, after a tumultuous relationship.

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At the bend of a path that is difficult to access because it is under construction, they approach a man dressed all in black, perched on a bicycle, who is holding a weapon.

Jimmy C. doesn't have time to realize that a gunshot goes off and hits him.

The father of the family is doing well but remains paraplegic.

He only moves in a wheelchair.

In police custody, after having given different versions, Amandine S. Acknowledges having been the instigator of a macabre plan patiently woven to eliminate her former companion, met six years before the facts, in order to be able to "

live, or relive everything. simply


Domestic violence

To investigators, she describes "

violence, a grip

" characterized by incessant appeals, surveillance and humiliation.


It was a question of survival from his point of view

", affirms Nadia Oukerfellah, his lawyer, estimating that the trial will have to explore the phenomenon of "

psychological hold

" between the accused, initially "

an ordinary young woman

" estimates Me Oukerfellah, and the victim.

Amandine S. filed four handrails in 2016 for domestic violence, not to mention two procedures for willful violence by spouse opened in 2014 and 2016.

Accomplices and coded texts

His former companion is known for drug trafficking and domestic violence.

But "

the day he got out of jail, he pulled away the cars

", assures his lawyer, Me Daphne Pugliesi, who describes a father "

crazy about his kid

", who has "

lost everything

" since the tragedy.

The accused "

does not want a father, she wants to have peace alone with her son

", she adds, denouncing her "

defense strategy

" which is "

an insult to battered women


The young mother, with no criminal record, informed relatives of her family of her criminal project.

Coded texts with her sister-in-law inquire about the progress of the "

bathroom works


Instead of tinkering, it was really about finding a hitman and money to finance the job.

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Like the shooter, the alleged sponsor appears for attempted assassination.

At his side, four men from his family, friendly and loving must answer for complicity in the assassination attempt, while his sister-in-law is dismissed for voluntary abstention from preventing a crime.

At the heart of this complicit galaxy are found two men: the accused's father and brother.

During the hearings, they admitted having facilitated the financing of the crime and the search, via two other intermediaries, of the henchman.

This one, Rudy P., 26 years old at the time of the facts, admitted his participation, which he saw rather as a gesture of bravery.


He was told that Mrs. S. was in danger of death, that she was struck regularly

" and "

he has a very easily influenced personality

", underlines his lawyer, Me Sophie Rey-Gascon.

The trial, scheduled for more than two weeks, is due to end on April 16.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2021-03-28

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