Suspected of having harassed his girlfriend, who ended up committing suicide, Johan W., 30, explained at the helm this terrible scene that occurred on February 12, 2016, at his home, on the 2nd floor of a building in Chambéry (Savoy). Johan had told Mélissa Perrot, 23, that it was all over between them, that she could pick up her belongings.
"I'm going into the apartment. I hear Mélissa cry. She said to me: My heart, we need to talk . I replied: No, do your business and go. She opened the French window, and without a word, she jumped, ”says the defendant, sobbing. In the room of the criminal court of Chambéry, Corinne Perrot is in tears. This mother has no doubts: it is Johan W. who is behind the suicide of her daughter. “Mélissa was harassed, demeaned. There are words that act like stabs. The only way Melissa has found to escape this hell is to jump, ”says Corinne Perrot.
"He was jealous, possessive, manipulative"
It was on a dating site that Johan and Mélissa met. He is a hospital worker, separated and father of two little girls. Mélissa is seasonal in a nursery in the Tania resort (Savoie). She is described by those close to her as "full of life, smiling, open to others". But in five months of relationship with Johan, Mélissa changes completely. It is enclosed. “Johan didn't want her to wear a skirt so as not to attract men's attention. He wanted to prevent her from partying, from seeing her girlfriends. He was jealous, possessive, manipulative. He isolated her, "say the girl's friends.
During the night of February 11 to 12, 2016, at La Tania, Mélissa went out with friends and slept with a friend. In Chambéry, Johan cannot bear it. He covers her with insults from a distance. "You're just a sal ... I would rather die than continue to love you." I'll go see your parents and tell them the whole truth. Johan W. blackmailed suicide, sent Mélissa photos of a severed finger and a notched wrist found on the Internet, adding "you will explain to my daughters what happened". The young woman, reputed to be fragile, will not support this flow of hate.
"Yes, I harassed her"
The president asked Johan W. to explain himself. "I had an excess of anger," he says. My words were unspeakable, unforgivable. I'm not looking for any excuse. "The president addressed the heart of the matter:" Do you think you have contributed to this fatal deadline? "" I think so, "replies Johan W., who continues sobbing:" I would like to say sorry to Mélissa and her family. I never wanted what happened. Yes, I harassed her the last 24 hours, from the very outburst. But we must not summarize our 5 months of relationship with that. "
For the prosecutor, “Johan knew that Melissa was fragile and he admitted that he pressed where it hurt. His words and his repeated behavior are perfectly established. He had a hold on her. True, he did not want his suicide. But that had the effect of driving him. He claims 18 months suspended prison sentence, with obligation to care, including an internship on domestic violence.
On the other hand for the defense, "this suicide remains a mystery". Me Max Joly, pleading for the release of his client, castigates the term "grip" and speaks ... "assistance for the good of this young woman". "Mélissa was partying too much. It was not compatible with a life of couple, and the two little girls of Johan. This is what he wanted to make her understand. "Deliberated on June 26.