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Aggression of a high school student in Saint-Nazaire: an 18-year-old man sentenced to one year in prison


The scene took place on Tuesday, January 17 near the city school of the city. The defense lawyer denounces inconsistencies.

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He admitted to having participated in the fight but strongly denied having used a bladed weapon.

Monday, January 23, an 18 and a half-year-old young man was sentenced to two years in prison, including one year, in connection with a fight that occurred six days earlier near the Cité Scolaire de Saint-Nazaire.

On January 17, a 16-year-old Aristide Briand high school student was attacked in broad daylight for reasons that are still unclear.

Around 3:30 p.m., a group of 5 to 8 individuals approached the teenager, smoking a cigarette.

One of them stabbed him in the thigh.

The victim was then transported to the hospital.

The next day, a young adult was arrested at his home.

Five days later, the latter was finally convicted on counts of "aggravated violence" by three circumstances (weapon, assembly near a school and intrusion with a weapon into the grounds of a school with the aim of disturb the peace or good order).

Inconsistencies for the defense lawyer

During the hearing, Mr. Morgan Loret wanted to demonstrate

"that the file started from a rumour"


The defendant whom I am defending was very quickly designated as being the perpetrator

,” the defense lawyer


Le Figaro .

He explains that in the group of individuals in question, where everyone was hooded, his client "

would have been the only one to have no headgear, which made him the only identifiable one


There is no consistency as to the involvement of the defendant since, if a witness formally recognized him, the victim himself in his second hearing was no longer certain of who had struck him and the entirety of the other witnesses denounced an attacker wearing a hood, while my client was not hooded

, ”continues the lawyer, denouncing unclear things.


The witness saw a right-handed aggressor when he is left

-handed", he still cites as an example.

Finally, he criticizes a lack of explanation for this judgment: “

We declared him guilty without asserting that it was he who stabbed him.


The prosecution had requested 24 months in prison, eight of which were suspended.

The court reduced the requisitions.

I dare to hope that he had a doubt

, ”advances Maître Loret, who does not plan to appeal.

His client, who had already been convicted of violence when he was a minor, also received a “

ban on appearing in Saint-Nazaire, obligation of care, obligation of work or training, prohibition of contact with the victim and obligation to compensate the victim.

He also revoked up to 2 months a previous sentence pronounced by the juvenile court on May 12, 2022

”, specifies the prosecutor of Saint-Nazaire Sylvie Canovas-Lagarde.

In prison since last week awaiting his judgment, the condemned is kept in detention.

Source: lefigaro

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