The Grenoble prosecutor's office requested the referral of Nordahl Lelandais to the Isère Assize Court for the murder of little Maëlys in 2017, he announced on Friday.
Nordahl Lelandais is accused of the murder preceded by "the kidnapping / forcible confinement of the minor of (less than) 15 years old" Maëlys de Araujo, of sexual assault on two of her minor cousins and of recording child pornography images, specifies the prosecution, which made its final indictment on Thursday.
After a period of ten days, the two investigating judges responsible for the case "will write an order in which they will decide the follow-up they believe should be given," said Boris Duffau, deputy prosecutor of Grenoble on Friday.
A trial in May for the murder of Arthur Noyer
He adds that the lawyer for Nordahl Lelandais "has filed a request for nullity of the last psychiatric expertise which had been granted by the investigating chamber", and that a hearing is set for April 7 to examine this request.
The shadow of Nordahl Lelandais hangs over the death of Thomas Rauschkolb
Maëlys De Araujo, eight years old, had disappeared during the night of August 26 to 27, 2017 during a wedding in the village hall of Pont-de-Beauvoisin, in Isère.
Quickly suspected, Nordahl Lelandais, a former military dog handler, confessed, six months after his indictment, to having "involuntarily" killed the little girl.
He is also accused of the murder of Corporal Arthur Noyer, for which a trial is scheduled from May 3 to 14 before the Assize Court of Savoy.