This name of Jacqueline Sauvage, the prosecution doubtless feared to hear it.
However, it came out this Monday morning from the mouth of the psychologist responsible for appraising Amandine S., a 32-year-old young mother tried since last week by the Assize Court for having tried to have her ex killed, in his presence. , during a family walk in the forest of Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis) in August 2017.
"Why are you drawing the parallel?
»Jumped Daphne Pugliesi, one of Jimmy C.'s lawyers, who had become paraplegic following a shot fired by a hitman in front of the couple's child.
“I use the words of Amandine, specifies the psychologist.
She was referring to Jacqueline Sauvage.
There was an identification ”.
Can we compare the trial which ends on Friday and that of 2012 which has become emblematic of self-defense in matters of domestic violence?
A motive put forward by the civil party
For the prosecution, it has nothing to do with it.
Of course, Amandine S. had in the past deposited four handrails to denounce the violence of which she was the victim from her companion.
But at the time of the assassination attempt - six months after the presidential pardon obtained by Jacqueline Sauvage - it had been almost a year since nothing had happened between the accused and her ex.
"The woman who becomes a criminal does so in defense", nevertheless observes the expert.
And to question in turn Jimmy's lawyer: "Why would she want to delete him?"
Daphne Pugliesi takes the opportunity to advance a mobile.
"What could have motivated her is that as the start of the school year approached, Amandine S. could not stand Jimmy C. attending."
The lawyer quotes an expertise of the social assistance to the children evoking in the accused a “total annihilation of the father”.
The couple's child at the heart of the assassination attempt?
This time, the expert-psychologist adds water to the accusation mill by emphasizing the "ambivalence" of Amandine S., "very attached to wanting to protect her child" but who undoubtedly traumatized him to life trying to have his father murdered in front of his eyes.
"This child, she analyzes, is also that of her companion."
Even vis-à-vis Jimmy, the accused would show a "paradoxical attachment".
The reference to Jacqueline Sauvage comes back to the table when the president asks the expert if Amandine sees herself as a victim or a culprit.
No real answer except that the young mother has "expressed regret".
"If it is one thing to think of deleting someone, it is another to do so"
One thing is certain, the accused "felt stuck".
"This is what often appears in the crimes of ordinary people," analyzes the famous psychiatrist Roland Coutanceau for his part.
At the time, taking action appears to them as the only solution. "
But "if it is one thing to think of removing someone, it is another to do it", he emphasizes.
According to him, several factors can explain the fact that the accused carried out her assassination project to its conclusion.
There is the painful relational context of separation, the fact that "the other continues to annoy him", the meeting with someone who proposes a solution, the verbalization of "the idea of killing".
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And there is especially the anxio-depressive dimension of Amandine S. It is mainly for this reason that the psychiatrist retained “the alteration of the discernment”.
"But then, each person who lives a separation badly has an impairment of discernment?"
mocks the general counsel.
The prosecution rather retains the manipulative side of Amandine S. who succeeded in dragging her father and brother into her disastrous plan.
They appear, them, for complicity.
She also managed to convince two intermediaries, which resulted in the recruitment of the hired killer.
This Tuesday, after the pleadings of the civil party, the general counsel must make his requisitions.