" sprinkled the victim with gasoline, "
" uttered death threats: tried for kidnapping, kidnapping and trying to kill the companion of one of his former girlfriends , actor Saïd Bogota confessed to violence on Friday at the Assizes in Evry, but without a desire to kill.
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You make a huge effort - not to clear others - but to recognize your responsibilities
», Congratulates the president of the Assize Court after a morning of confrontations with three of his accomplices. Contrary to several of his statements during the investigation, the small actor finally recognizes most of the violence with which he is accused against a rival, in a case of jealousy in December 2018. This winter day, an apprentice mechanic of 17 years -new lover of the former girlfriend of Saïd Bogota-, is kidnapped in the car not far from his place of work, in Essonne. He was then detained in a cellar of a building where he was subjected to numerous beatings, including jets of acid and tear gas in the face. While a neighbor is surprised by the noise, he is transported to a field where his captors beat him, inflicting two flashball shots on him in the head,hit it with the trailer hook on the skull and, after spraying it with gasoline, set it on fire. On Wednesday, the victim introduced himself as "
”, a suitable qualifier for the forensic pathologist Charles Zeboulon:“
If he had not taken off his clothes, he would have burned
He assures us that before being sprayed with gasoline and then set on fire, he heard Saïd Bogota get angry: "
Now that he has seen my face, he must be finished
Yes, it's me
Gently, the president of the court seeks to put the actor in confidence, repeating understanding that the exercise of the confession “
”. With his head down most of the time, he admits having brought the necessary equipment for the violence, namely the flash ball, the bottles of gasoline and acid, the trailer hook. Saïd Bogota also admits to having thrown the corrosive and toxic liquid in the face of the victim. Who went to get the gasoline? "
Maybe it's me
". On the intention of burning the teenager? “
Frankly, I don't remember so much, it's dated
”, before admitting: “
Yes, it's me.
Who took the lighter? "
Maybe it's me who turned it on
". Death threats in the field? "P
't-be well that I said it
". On one of the flash-ball shots, "
frankly, I do not remember any more,
" he assures after a question from the president.
Questioned again by the Advocate General on the same subject, the accused paused for a very long time, cleared his throat, hesitated: "
How can I put it?"
», Before reaffirming:«
I did not shoot the flash ball
». Did Saïd Bogota intend to kill? The question is at the heart of the trial and if Wednesday the accused confessed to having wanted, under the influence of anger, to kill the young man, Friday he returns to these remarks and assures to have "
not necessarily wanted" to finish it "in the field but sought to have answers
I was angry, still blinded by love,
” he tries to justify, finding himself “
stupid that day
”. Confessions in the form of a "
coup de théâtre
"For his lawyer Me Sarah Mauger-Poliak who questions his client: does he not take on responsibilities that are not his," out of
The guilt is that they
(his co-defendants, Editor's note)
are there because of me (...) I want to take everything upon myself
", replied the actor. The verdict is expected Tuesday.