He does not shirk his responsibility.
According to our information, Valentin Marcone, the young man of 29 years suspected of having killed the boss of the sawmill who employed him and a colleague on Tuesday morning in Plantiers (Gard), admitted his participation in these two homicides.
Arrested early Friday evening after a hunt of more than three days, this passionate about weapons and sports shooting was placed in police custody and transferred in the evening to the premises of the research section (SR) of the gendarmerie. Nimes.
During his first hearing, the suspect was cooperative.
But, given his state of fatigue, the investigators quickly put an end to this first interrogation to let him rest that night.
When he surrendered, Valentin Marcone appeared to be very weak physically, dehydrated and hungry.
At first, the gendarmes had also supplied it.
The hearings resumed this Saturday morning.
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Investigators will have to try to understand the swing of this young father. As Eric Maurel, the public prosecutor of Nîmes had indicated, the behavior of Valentin Marcone had recently changed towards his employer. “Relations had deteriorated due to overtime he felt he had done and for which he was claiming payment. There would have been a rise in tension, palpable for three to four weeks, ”specified the magistrate. “The trigger is related to his work, confirms a source close to the case. A banal remark has taken on totally exaggerated proportions. "
The investigations will also have to focus on the degree of preparation of his gesture.
On the day of the crimes, Valentin Marcone went to work with an automatic pistol, the one with which he shot his boss Luc Teissonière and his colleague Martial.
In the process, he returned home to take a rifle equipped with a sighting system.
These two weapons have not yet been found.
"It gives indications to find them, but which turn out to be relatively imprecise", indicates a judicial source.
“We rather have the impression that his passage to the act was sudden, continues this same source.
The deplorable state in which he was found also suggests that he had not planned his escape.
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The suspect's interest in weapons was in any case confirmed during the search carried out at his home.
Several long guns - some legally detained others not - were seized.
The arsenal is substantial, but these are not weapons of war.
It seems that Valentin Marcone had also made an amateur shooting range in the forest.
At the end of his police custody, the suspect should be brought before an investigating judge.