A young man already known to justice was indicted and imprisoned this Tuesday in Reims.
He is suspected of having killed a man with a knife on July 17 "a priori without cause", announced the public prosecutor.
The victim had been violently assaulted by this man born in 1986 then “while they crossed on foot” in the street, shortly before 1 am, reported the Reims prosecutor Matthieu Bourrette.
Tunisian in a regular situation in France, employed in the restoration, the assaulted man, aged 41, died a few days later, on July 23.
CCTV images used
The investigations, and in particular the use of video surveillance images, made it possible to identify an individual and then arrest him at his home on July 26, according to Matthieu Bourrette.
Already "sanctioned nine times between 2004 and 2014 for offenses against the legislation on narcotics, on dangerous dogs, on weapons, for traffic offenses and for acts of violence and contempt", the young man has "Refused to answer a single question from the investigators," said the prosecutor.