This Thursday evening, after thirty hours in police custody, Cédric Jubillar still contested his involvement in the disappearance of his wife, who disappeared on the night of December 15 to 16 around Cagnac-les-Mines (Tarn).
After a first phase of observation, investigators from the Toulouse research section stepped up for the first time during the night from Wednesday to Thursday.
Before leaving, this Thursday afternoon, to attack this man entrenched for the moment in a fortress of denials.
According to our information, incriminating telephone tapping would however put him in difficulty.
But Cédric Jubillar, 33, is an acrobat, able to land on his feet when he looks like he is about to fall.
"We knew that we would have in front of us a complicated personality that was not going to crack after fifteen minutes, slips a source close to the investigation.
He is devious ”.
The second night promised to be decisive since the custody ends this Friday early in the morning.
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In the meantime, another man has found himself in recent hours at the heart of the exchanges between Cédric Jubillar and the gendarmes. It is about "the lover of Montauban", with which Delphine fell in love on the Internet before forging an intense sentimental relationship with him, which is not only letter-writing. Both planned to separate from their respective spouses and settle down together, "by spring." They spoke and wrote to each other from morning to evening and even at night, in a frenzy of messages written and read feverishly. On Tuesday evening, December 15, Delphine and him once again exchange tender words. Albi's nurse, a mother of two young children, watches a TV show with her son with one eye and her smartphone screen with the other.
On the evening of December 15, 2020, Delphine Jubillar sent her lover a last selfie. DR
Before going to bed, while she is dressed in a white “playsuit” type garment, an outfit that she wears at night, Delphine sends her lover a last selfie. It is 10:58 p.m. Then it is radio silence that is essential. The investigators are convinced that Cédric Jubillar discovered in the minutes and hours following information on the extramarital relationship of his wife. This cliché where the nurse of Albi appears the face slightly oblique and the discovery of the identity of its recipient would they have caused a passage to the murderous act? At this point, and in the absence of a confession at this time, however, this would only be a criminal scenario without compelling evidence. According to our information, Delphine's playsuit was found in the laundry basket of the house.
Impossible in any case to untie this sequence of Tuesday evening from the general context of the couple.
At that time, the Jubillars were in the process of separation, but in Cédric's mind, this in no way gave his wife the right to cheat on him before the divorce.
"Delphine knew that if I found out that she had a lover, I was going to ask for sole custody of the children," Cédric Jubillar even explained to us in April.
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Questioned at length about this lover of Montauban, the detainee disputed until Thursday evening to have been aware of his identity. But the investigators have in their game an element from Cédric Jubillar's phone. A trump card that would prove that he understood something special during the night of December 15-16. “I toasted Delphine! », He wrote thus to a correspondent on the morning of December 16, a few hours after the disappearance of his wife, and before his first hearing at the gendarmerie of Cagnac-les-Mines (Tarn) begins. A colorful expression to say that he discovered something "compromising". But which one? Cédric would have circled on screenshots, sent from his phone, the Instagram profiles of several men. Including that of the lover of Montauban.However, it is impossible to deduce from this that the husband identified at that moment with certainty this man who is then his wife's lover.
A particularly confusing man
Cédric Jubillar has been in custody since Wednesday.
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In the absence of irrefutable proof, investigators have therefore been trying in recent hours to find a breach in Cédric Jubillar's defense strategy. In discreet support, the military have the services of behavior analysts from the criminal intelligence service of the gendarmerie (SRCG). Specialists supposed to shed a psychological light on this particularly puzzling man, endowed with a certain alertness and considerable aplomb. But these experts also have the mission of detecting potential flaws in the armor of the suspects. Cédric Jubillar, very regular consumer of narcotic products (cannabis herb and resin), could he suffer from the shortage created by the conditions of police custody? It's a dimension that can count in the home stretch.
For now, Cédric Jubillar remains presumed innocent. Contacted, his lawyer, Me Jean-Baptiste Alary, did not wish to speak. The thirty-something should be referred for indictment in Toulouse this Friday. His mother and stepfather were also still in police custody on Thursday. The investigators seek to verify their real degree of knowledge of Cedric's role in the affair. As for Séverine, Cédric Jubillar's new girlfriend, she was heard by the gendarmes on Wednesday under the regime of free hearing. "Cedric has always told me that it had nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife, I have always trusted him but it is possible that he lied to me," she told us. When in doubt, I prefer to think that he told me the truth ”.