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Murder of Vanesa Campos: two men sentenced on appeal to 14 years and 17 years in prison


These two individuals, described as “very violent”, were prosecuted for having shot and killed this transgender sex worker, in 2018.

Two men were sentenced Thursday, March 30 on appeal to 17 years and 14 years of criminal imprisonment by the Val-de-Marne Assize Court for the murder of Vanesa Campos, a transgender sex worker, shot dead in August 2018 in the Bois de Boulogne.

This is a reduced sentence compared to the verdict pronounced at first instance: these two men had both been sentenced to 22 years in prison by the Paris Assize Court in January 2022.

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"Very Violent"

Advocate General Olivier Auféril had requested twenty years against Mahmoud Kadri, 25, for murder in an organized gang and aggravated theft, and fifteen years against Karim Ibrahim, 30, for complicity in murder in an organized gang.


In this case, there is the shooter who pulls the trigger and the one I consider an accomplice who created the conditions for the fatal gesture to happen

," he said.

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These two "


" were described as "

very violent

" by the civil parties, uttering "

daily threats of slaughter

" to prostitutes when they protested against the thefts which targeted their clients, recalled the magistrate.

The purpose of this pair, accompanied by other individuals, was, according to the Advocate General, to "

regain control of the territory by putting an end to the resistance of prostitutes, which has become embarrassing since they recruited a protector, through physical reprisals


Source: lefigaro

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