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Mérignac: three suspects soon indicted for their "punitive expedition" to the ram car

2021-05-12T06:46:34.779Z

On Friday, two men, aged 34 and 57, employed by a cleaning company, were violently mown down by a speeding Ford Fiesta on



The images were impressive.

On the video in question: a car-ram attack on two men.

Two men and a woman were to be presented Sunday to an examining magistrate in Bordeaux, suspected of being involved in a "punitive expedition" on a parking lot in Mérignac which seriously injured two men on Friday, amid accusations of domestic violence , the prosecutor's office announced on Sunday.

The driver and passenger of the car, aged 21 and 22, were to be brought before a judge for indictment for "attempted murder" and the mother of the first, aged 42, for " complicity, ”said the Bordeaux prosecutor's office who requested their provisional imprisonment. Friday around 8:45 am, two men aged 34 and 57, employees of a cleaning company, were violently mown down by a Ford Fiesta which charged at them like a ram car, in this parking lot of a Decathlon sign in Mérignac, in Bordeaux suburb.

In surveillance footage, the driver of the Ford Fiesta can then be seen punching and kicking the youngest of the victims, identified as his mother's companion.

According to testimonies reported by the prosecution, he was shouting: "You will never do that to my mother again".

Still hospitalized, the two victims suffered from head trauma and open fractures which caused them 45 days of ITT.

The investigation of the police officers of the Departmental Security quickly progressed on Friday with the arrest in Paris and Seine-Saint-Denis of the two suspected attackers and, in Gironde, of the mother of the 21-year-old.

A third man, also arrested in the Paris region, was exonerated.

A scenario hatched by the mother of one of the suspects?

"The motive for this assassination attempt is the fact that the young man's mother complained to him that she would regularly suffer violence from her companion or ex-companion", with whom this resident of Bègles , near Bordeaux, maintains an episodic relationship, explained Frédérique Porterie, prosecutor of the Republic of Bordeaux.

In custody, the young man explained that he had decided to "teach him a lesson" by making the return trip by TGV from Paris with a friend, according to the same source.

Both denied any intention to kill.

According to his version, his mother "was fully aware that he and his friend were going to carry out a punitive expedition," added Frédérique Porterie, adding that the case has no connection with the murder this week of a woman by her. violent husband in Mérignac.

Prosecuted for "complicity", this one is suspected of having communicated to them the place and the working hours of the victim and of having helped them in their journey by hiring the vehicle then by driving them to the station of Bordeaux, once the facts committed, added the prosecutor.

Source: leparis

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