There was little doubt.
Valentin Marcone, 29, the man who killed his boss and a colleague on Tuesday in the village of Plantiers (Gard), was indicted this Sunday for "assassinations".
Earlier in the day, the prosecutor Eric Maurel had announced the future lifting of custody of the individual, before he was "brought before an investigating judge, on the qualification of assassinations on the two victims ".
Valentin Marcone fled Tuesday in the Cévennes forest after killing his boss and one of his colleagues in the sawmill where he worked, in the village of Plantiers (Gard).
Tracked by more than 350 gendarmes aided by drones, helicopters and dogs, he surrendered without resistance on Friday evening.
After his surrender, at the end of "83 hours" on the run, Valentin Marcone immediately "confessed his double crime" and he repeated his confession thereafter.
Valentin Marcone suspected of having premeditated his gesture
"The elements which allow us to retain the premeditation are multiple", indicated Eric Maurel, during a press conference Sunday morning.
"He was provided with a stocked weapon […] on his way to work and said he had, the morning of the tragedy, an altercation with his employer and a colleague over the payment of overtime," said the prosecutor. .
Before firing, “he went over a carpet carrying logs, opened his suit and a second garment to take his weapon, which took some time, he added, adding that Valentin Marcone had fired "at least three times, even four on the two victims".
"Nothing allows to say that he is paranoid"
“He didn't express any regrets. He positions himself as a victim who reacted to an attack, "said Colonel Michel, according to whom the author of the shootings would have said to have thought of suicide but" not to have had the courage to take action ". On his personality, the prosecutor specified that "nothing allows to say that he is paranoid" even if "he felt fear vis-à-vis certain people of the village with whom he had been in conflict" this which had led him "to wear a bulletproof vest at work for nearly three years and a handgun for several months", explained the magistrate.