In the box, over the days, it seems to have settled down. Head down, Nordahl Lelandais takes out a handkerchief and cries more and more often. So much so that everyone has a presentiment that the accused might perhaps waver; advance towards a version other than that of punches delivered during a fight, to the point of killing him, to a young stranger hitchhiked one spring night at a roundabout in Chambéry (Savoie). "I never wanted to kill Arthur Noyer," he shouted loudly on Monday. “The truth, I started to explain, even though I can't find the right words. The truth, I try to tell it from the beginning. They always tell me:
No, no, that's not true, that's not it!
Still no! He stammered, childish and desperate, Wednesday night.
Then this Thursday morning, facing the president who offered to speak, he is only a silent block, which fixes the court and the jurors with a dark and wet look.
"He will speak at the time you have planned", then intervenes his lawyer Alain Jakubowizc - that is to say tomorrow Friday, during his questioning on the facts, one understands.
The "super buddy", "Nono the fun"
Will he succeed? “You are brave, you always have been. Beside you, I am not courageous in everything, ”he admitted on Wednesday evening in the face of Nazim, this friend whom he considered as“ a big brother ”and who had just urged him to give himself up. . “Relieve yourself of the truth,” the upset man asked him. Relieve your soul, the damage is done. Live what you have left to live lighter. There is nothing that can be changed. Accident ? Premeditation? Only you know it […]. Out of respect for yourself, you have to stop this cinema and say everything. "
It is in particular the testimony of this 38-year-old entrepreneur, who described the “Nono” he knew and loved, which shook Nordahl Lelandais.
His words for a time erased the photo of the beefy guy in a tight T-shirt posted on social networks and dating sites that fits so well with the sexual predator hypothesis put forward by some psychic experts.
Or the posture of the cold and calculating detainee adapting its versions to the investigators.
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With Nazim emerged the “super mate”, “Nono the fun”, “attentive with his relatives and also with our children. "The friend" of giggles, barbecues and nightclub outings. The guy "no fuss of war at work" but "always present" for a helping hand. "There's Nono coming to eat, can you add a plate?" Nazim was saying to his wife when he suddenly announced himself.
With Nazim as well as with Alexandra, who preceded him at the helm, also spring disbelief and betrayed trust.
All the more so as they both rubbed shoulders with him just before and after Arthur Noyer's death.
Nordahl Lelandais dines with Nazim on April 11 - it is "as usual".
He spent part of the evening of April 13 with him, before meeting Alexandra for a drink: he had no sign of blows to the face;
"No sign that could indicate what had happened".
"I can't see him as a monster"
"It's unimaginable to think that someone in your inner circle can be dangerous," Nazim argues.
He will specify: “Many have hatred when they think of Nordahl.
I have no hatred, only pain.
»« Sorry, but I can't see him as a monster.
My brain is blocked.
It's like a huge pain, ”confesses Alexandra.
Later, she turns to the cubicle: “You needed to shine.
You chose a funny way.
Nazim and Alexandra are among those who defended Nordahl Lelandais further, until the day “when there was proof for Maëlys and (his) confessions”.
“So I called his mother to tell her that it was the last time, that I could no longer help her support Nordahl,” says Nazim.
She, she is her mother, she has no choice.
I am a friend, I can choose not to be anymore.
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At the bar was also hung this Thursday at the end of the morning Anouchka, 29 years old, the last girlfriend of Nordahl Lelandais. “For me it was love at first sight […]. I got pregnant with him. I was very in love ”. She explains that she did not manage to leave him, even when she learned that he was cheating on her. She talks about the moment when "he decided he didn't want to hear from the baby anymore". “I had an abortion on March 26. She is silent, in tears. In the box, Nordahl Lelandais also cries. During a telephone exchange intercepted in prison in December 2017, long before his confession, he assured her: “Sweetheart, I didn't kill this guy, I didn't kill the little one. I have nothing to do with these stories. "She whispers in a white voice:" I didn't know. I did not see anything. I didn't know who he was. "
This late Thursday evening, with anger and dignity, Arthur Noyer's mother scolded the accused: “Every time your friends have asked you to tell the truth, you haven't said anything. You cried, lowered your head, but as soon as you are asked to release your conscience, you shut yourself up […]. You will have to start taking your responsibilities and taking responsibility for your actions. "