No doubt, she is a woman of character.
Chin high, eyes straight, this fifty-year-old with blond curly hair is obviously not impressed by much.
Lacramiora otherwise nicknamed Carla was testifying this Thursday, at the bar of the Hauts-de-Seine assize court, which judges his ex-companion, Cristache C.
This 65-year-old Romanian is accused of having tried to kill her at the same time as her sister, on October 13, 2014, in Boulogne-Billancourt.
Cristache C. also responds to the murder of Lacramiora's lover, alias Carla, shot two months later, still in Boulogne.
Jostled by the defense of the accused at the end of his testimony, which lasted more than three hours, Carla was somewhat carried away at the stand.
"You let it be understood that I am a liar", she gets angry, when one of Cristache C.'s lawyers evokes the sweet words of a letter sent to the imprisoned accused.
This, while she had just explained to have undergone heavy "pressure" from Cristache C. to serve an arranged version of the double attempted murder to the police.
"What do you think?
Editor's note: Cristache
], he does not let go.
When he wants something, he gets it.
He harassed me day and night, ”she scolds, raising her arms.
However, a little earlier, Carla explained that she was a woman "who does not let things go."
And we readily believe her.
So the pressures?
According to her account in any case, she feared reprisals sponsored by her ex to a compatriot who, moreover, is also on the dock in this trial, but for the assassination.
"A rather ambiguous positioning"
Without going into "the behavior" of the fifty-year-old between the attempted murder she suffered and the assassination of her lover - this is expected later in the trial - the president of the Assize Court nevertheless noted, it too, the changing declarations of Carla and its “rather ambiguous positioning”. At the helm, Carla is not very kind to her ex-companion but she never wanted to become a civil party. "I lived all the same fourteen years with him", she justifies without lingering.
On her legal troubles, she is downright silent when the president asks her about this scam organized by an organized gang, which sent her to pre-trial detention for a few months. “It's all about the money. The investigation is still in progress, I can not speak about it ”, evades the interested party. “Yes, a story of money… but there are also fake diamonds, precious stones, gold, quite large sums. It is really a large-scale scam in several countries, ”recalls the president. Silence.
What emerges from the profile of Cristache, his ex-girlfriend and the man he killed is that the crimes can be explained by something other than amorous spite.
The investigation revealed that Carla's lover was involved in a network of rip-deal crooks, who managed to steal diamonds from their victims by replacing real stones with fake ones.
"I'm going to kill you"
The fact remains that the accused killed his rival, in love or in business, on December 14, 2014, with three bullets fired in the back, one of which hit the victim in the neck.
Two months earlier, Cristache had attacked Carla and her sister as they both returned from a trip to Tunisia, where they had stayed with the famous lover.
As they got out of the taxi that brought them back from the airport, in front of the apartment they occupied rue Michelet, the two women came across Cristache. “My sister came in first, she saw a broken tile and told me to call
. I didn't have time for anything, he punched me and saw something glistening in his hand and a lot of blood on my sister's face. I put a handbag or two on his head and threw myself on him, ”Carla recounts.
With her sister, she rushed outside the apartment, located on the ground floor. "He was running behind me in the street shouting
I'm going to kill you
," Carla continues, denying that she herself grabbed a knife. Cristache C. does not deny the assault but has always affirmed that he did not want to kill, neither his ex-girlfriend, nor his sister. The trial continues until the end of next week.