Four minutes, five at most, for the harassment and stalking to come to a dramatic end. A few minutes of this Sunday, March 3, 2019 in the morning, during which the ordeal of Julie Douib, 34, ended on the narrow balcony of a modest residence in Île-Rousse (Haute-Corse). Very confused, sometimes maintaining the vagueness, Bruno Garcia Cruciani, accused of having murdered his ex-partner after years of influence and harassment, finally speaks this Friday morning in front of the Assize Court of Haute-Corse, where he has been on trial since Thursday morning. “I arrived at the front door. I typed. Julie Douib opened. I had the gun with me. I entered. She retreated, ”mechanically describes the father of the family, from the box of the accused.
That day, five months after the couple broke up, he said he just wanted to talk with his wife about her lover and child custody.
But never assassinate him, he assures us.
"If I had come up for that and she had opened the door, I would have shot and left."
(…) I could have lied about a lot of things, we will take responsibility for things, they are done, ”he shrugs.
A Glock "ready to shoot" in the pocket, "out of habit"
In reality, he deigns to specify later, when this sports shooter knocks on his ex-wife's door that morning, a silencer is slipped into his back pocket, and, "out of habit", a bullet is loaded into the Glock 17, “ready to fire”.
In the apartment, Bruno Garcia Cruciani admits having pointed his gun at Julie Douib, having made her sit down on the ground to discuss.
"Is she in a position to argue with you when you threaten her with a weapon?"
», Annoys the general counsel.
Can a fair discussion about child custody take place under these conditions?
"" She answered vaguely, "finally concedes Bruno Garcia Cruciani.
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These first words of the accused raise the tension in the hall of the Assize Court. Arrives at the bar Sébastien G., sports teacher in a room where Julie had her habits, with whom she had started a carnal relationship a few months before her death. Blond with a brush hair, tall, tight white t-shirt, straight back, Sébastien G. comes to court. In the box, Bruno Garcia Cruciani stoops and ostensibly turns away from the witness, to almost face the audience. As if the fact that Julie, who had left him and was looking for happiness in the arms of another man could only be an affront, and that this affront was still alive.
Bruno Garcia Cruciani, who had already broken up his marriage and bruised the life of his companion by harassment, beatings and insults, then led him to fatal horror: two days before the homicide, the accused heard "Sex frolics" through the door of Julie's apartment. “To hear that, it shocks, he would have declared in police custody. I think I was sickened on Friday, sickened on Saturday, and on Sunday it happened what happened. "