Bruno Garcia-Cruciani appeals.
Sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment with a 22-year safety sentence for the assassination of Julie Douib, her ex-spouse appealed against his conviction, said Jean-Jacques Fagni, the Attorney General near the Bastia Court of Appeal.
“Mr. Garcia-Cruciani has appealed against all the provisions of the judgment, both the criminal judgment which sentences him to life imprisonment with 22 years of security, but also against the ancillary provisions such as the loss of the parental authority ”, declared Jean-Jacques Fagni, confirming information from France 3 Corse.
Life in the face of the "ultimate violence" of this assassination
Julie Douib, mother of two, was killed in March 2019 in Ile-Rousse, Haute-Corse.
The Bastia Assize Court found Bruno Garcia-Cruciani guilty of this feminicide which had caused a wave of indignation throughout the country.
The 40-year-old has also had his parental authority withdrawn from the couple's two sons, now aged 11 and 13.
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Informed yesterday of the decision to appeal Bruno Garcia-Crucinai, the family of Julie Douib was not surprised. "In view of the decisions rendered in both criminal and civil matters, the lawyers for the civil parties and the family expected that a notice of appeal would be formalized", explained Me Jean-Sébastien de Casalta, lawyer for the family.
Recognizing that this life sentence is "unusual", Wednesday, the president of the Assize Court had detailed the motivations of the jurors, specifying that "the ultimate violence" of the assassination was "sufficient" to lead to this conviction, regardless of domestic violence. "The risk of repeating the facts because of your impulsive and vindictive personality" also weighed, she had launched to Bruno Garcia-Cruciani, adding the absence of regret and the fact that he "claimed" his gesture in prison .