A 26-year-old pruner, sentenced to 18 years of criminal imprisonment at first instance for an assassination committed in June 2017 in Cargèse (Corse-du-Sud), was acquitted Monday evening November 28 on appeal by the assizes of Haute-Corse .
Jean-Dominique Carboni, who has always denied the facts, was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of weapons without authorization.
He was released from prison and, after four years of detention, he is eligible for compensation from state services.
The public prosecutor had requested 18 years of criminal imprisonment against
"a boy who threatened the victim with death before the events, sought to obtain an alibi from his girlfriend at the time, gave several versions of his activities on the evening of facts.
His friend also declares that he confessed to the crime
, ”he argued.
The defense lawyers pleaded for acquittal:
“there was only one element in this file, it is the rumor and we do not condemn on the rumor”
, declared Me Amale Kenbib , one of the defendant's lawyers after the hearing.
At the helm, his colleague, Yves Levano had pleaded the insufficient size of his client to be the shooter.
No one saw the shooter
On the evening of June 7, 2017, 27-year-old Karim Absi was shot dead in his home.
Sentenced to 3 years in prison for intentional violence with weapons and seven years in prison for theft with violence, the man, under an electronic bracelet, lived in an apartment on the ground floor of an alley in Cargèse, a village of 1,300 inhabitants.
He spent his evening with friends, open window adorned with a simple veil.
At 9:40 p.m., a 12 mm caliber buckshot shot hit him in the chest, killing him almost instantly without anyone seeing the author of the shot.
The investigation considered the organized crime trail for a while before abandoning it.
Karim Absi was indeed notoriously close to Mickaël Carboni, twice sentenced to 8 years in prison and acquitted in March 2021 for an assassination.
On the evening of the events, was among the guests of Karim Absi, his
, Nina Colonna, companion of Mickaël Carboni, who filed a civil action in this case.
The investigation will then lean towards a personal dispute and point to Jean-Dominique Carboni, cousin of Mickaël, who would have been ulcerated that Karim Absi struck an involuntary blow to his cousin whom he considered
"his second mother"
in April 2017 .