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The alleged murderer of Thomas, stabbed in Sarcelles, pleads self-defense before the assizes

2024-02-27T19:23:58.578Z

Highlights: The alleged murderer of Thomas, stabbed in Sarcelles, pleads self-defense before the assizes. Thomas, aged 23, succumbed to his injuries at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (Paris 13th arrondissement), a month after being fatally injured by five stab wounds. A white march brought together 300 people against a backdrop of anger against the alleged murderer, Akim T, convicted several times and who had just finished serving a sentence under an electronic bracelet. The first morning of the hearing, before the Val-d'Oise Assize Court, was devoted to the personality of the accused.


The 23-year-old young man, who was stabbed in Sarcelles-Village in May 2020, succumbed to his injuries a month later


“What I am waiting for is justice.

And justice is not revenge,” confides Philippe Carbonel, Thomas’s father, in the hall of the courthouse of Pontoise (Val-d’Oise), where the trial of his son's alleged murderer.

Thomas, aged 23, succumbed to his injuries at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital (Paris 13th arrondissement), a month after being fatally injured by five stab wounds one evening in May 2020 in Sarcelles-Village.

His death caused a wave of emotion and indignation.

A white march brought together 300 people against a backdrop of anger against the alleged murderer, Akim T, convicted several times and who had just finished serving a sentence under an electronic bracelet.

The first morning of the hearing, before the Val-d'Oise Assize Court, was devoted to the personality of the accused.

“He is a repeat offender, a violent person who pretends to be a victim.

It’s difficult to hear,” adds the victim’s father.

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