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Murder in Avignon prison: two fellow prisoners indicted


After a violent fight which occurred on Wednesday during the walk, a young man was stabbed to death in the prison of Pontet, in Avignon

Two men suspected of having participated in the murder of a 22-year-old prisoner, who was stabbed to death on Wednesday at the Avignon-Le Pontet penitentiary center during a prisoner walk in the disciplinary section, have been indicted. this Friday, we learned from a judicial source.

The first, aged 19, suspected of being the author of the fatal blow with a ceramic knife, was indicted for "intentional homicide".

He admitted the facts during his placement in police custody, confirmed to the ADP the prosecutor of Avignon.

The second, whose age was not specified, was indicted for "complicity in intentional homicide", the same source added without providing details on the motive of the attackers.

The two men were placed in detention for these facts

“An absolute drama”

Asked Wednesday after the tragedy by AFP, the Force Ouvrière (FO) union explained that "a violent fight" had broken out between prisoners and that one of them had been "stabbed".

🚨 Flash-inFO: Colleagues at Avignon-le-Pontet prison are facing acts of incredible violence this Wednesday morning.

A violent fight broke out between prisoners during walks.

One of them was stabbed.

— FO JUSTICE (@SyndFoJustice) August 3, 2022

"The supervisors did not hesitate to enter the courtyard to extract the victim in order to provide him with first aid, in vain because he died of his injuries," said FO.

“It is an absolute tragedy, the death of a young man is always a tragedy” declared the Minister of Justice Éric Dupond-Moretti on the day of the events during a press briefing on the sidelines of a trip to Marseille.

The prosecutor of Avignon, Florence Galtier, told AFP that only six detainees from the disciplinary section were in the courtyard when one of them had received a fatal stab wound.

Heard in police custody, the three other fellow prisoners, exonerated, were able to return to the Avignon prison.

Source: leparis

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