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Walnut case: Nordahl Lelandais stands firm


REPORT OF THE HEARING - After hearing five former statements of the accused, the president of the court gave the floor to the latter for his version of the facts.

Fourteen minutes.

This Tuesday, May 4, on the second day of his trial for the murder of Arthur Noyer, Nordahl Lelandais delivered his version of the facts in detail for fourteen minutes, in cathedral silence.


"tell the truth",

he said he took the young corporal by hitchhiking in Chambéry (Savoie) on the night of April 11 to 12.

“He asked me if I could drop him off at Saint-Badolph.

I told him “no worries”, it didn't make such a big detour.

It is mounted."

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On the way, the two men would have mentioned the theft, earlier in the evening, of the military's phone - device finally returned by the thieves.

Arthur Noyer would have explained to Nordahl Lelandais that he had a friend living

"not far"

from Saint-Badolph and that he intended

"to return to Chambéry to explain himself to the people who had stolen his phone"


The young man would then have got out of the car, forgetting his cell phone on the seat, and Nordahl Lelandais would have caught up to him to return it to him.

"He thought it was I

who was behind the theft of his phone,"

continued the accused, recounting that Arthur Noyer would then have given him a first, then a second punch.

"From there starts a fight, I reply with punches ... [...] At one point, he falls backwards.

At the moment, I didn't really react.

Then I walk towards him, I thought he was knocked out, but I feel that there is no more movement on his part. "

The former dog handler would then have lavished cardiac massage on the victim, without success.

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After a time of hesitation, the thirty-something would have put the body in his trunk, then would have driven

"without really knowing where to go"


He would have first

"passed in front of the place where Chloe lived"

and would have

"mechanically taken this road"

because he

"knew the place"


Then he would have taken the climb to Curienne, where he had gone

"once with Vanessa".

"At one point, I stopped and I decided to drop the body of Mr. Arthur Noyer there

," concluded the respondent before the president ordered a recess.

The ex parade

Chloe? Vanessa? Two former relations of Nordahl Lelandais who came to the bar this Tuesday at the start of the day, followed by three other "ex" of the accused: Celine, Richard and Elena. At the stand, these four women and this man appeared uncomfortable, hands twisted, voice trembling.

“You are asked about extremely intimate subjects. I can imagine how difficult it is to come and speak publicly about your sex life, and I thank you for this courage, ”

moreover launched the general counsel, aware of the complexity of this exercise.

Nordahl Lelandais had different relationships with each of these people - “sex shots” in his car with Chloé, at Aiguebelette lake with Richard, at Elena's home;

cohabitation of a few months with Vanessa and her young son;

A love relationship without cohabitation of one year and seven months with Céline ... Very often, these relationships overlapped, without the people concerned knowing it.

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Each of the witnesses brought their own feelings to the stand, felt influenced by the facts alleged against Nordahl Lelandais and their media coverage, according to the defense lawyer, Me Jakubowicz.

"He never hurt me physically,"

said Chloe, 26, who however described the


that this older man had over her, then a teenager

"badly in his skin",

at the end of the day. during the two and a half years that their relationship lasted.

"I have nothing to reproach him with, with me he was correct,"

added Elena, 54, in her voice with a strong Slavic accent.

She only knew the accused by the first name of Jordan.

On Monday, the 30-something explained that he sometimes used this assumed name because his was still unknown to the people he met.

It was therefore, according to him,


to be called thus.

"Huge need for sex"

"At the time, I did not have a feeling of insecurity, I did not feel in danger,"

said Richard, 30, who has seen

"less than five times"

Nordahl Lelandais for sex on the

"dominant dominated" model

. On April 11, 2017, Richard refused to see the former dog handler. That same evening, Arthur Noyer disappeared.

"You have absolutely nothing to do with the death of Arthur"

, launched Me Boulloud, the lawyer of Noyer, to the witness.

“I'm sorry for you,”

Richard replied, in tears, turning to the victim's family.

Vanessa and Céline on the contrary evoked scenes of violence, verbal and physical, insults and threats.

When Vanessa, 34, told Nordahl Lelandais that she wanted to leave him, he

"dragged [her into the bedroom, [her] lifted, shook, threw her on the bed,"

she said. told


"He made the gesture with a ball but he stopped at that about me,"

she mimed at the bar.

“I'm going to make you eat the tiles!”

He would have told her.

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For her part, Celine, 41, mentioned a


, facts of harassment and a feeling of being


after the end of their relationship, to the point of filing a complaint against him. The Advocate General, however, informed him in full hearing that his two complaints had been dismissed, one in April 2019 and the other in April 2020, because the facts had been considered

"insufficiently characterized"


The two women portrayed a

"jealous and possessive" man

who easily got


and criticized them for

"not going his way"


“He had a huge need for sex,”

Vanessa added.

“He was a liar. Even taken with his hand in the bag, he was lying, ”

said Céline, who described him as a

“ manipulator ”

with a

“ split personality ”.

The latter also explained that her former lover had posted intimate videos of her on YouPorn. What did the accused think of the statements of these five witnesses? Mystery; the president - unfortunately - did not question him on this subject.

Source: lefigaro

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