After two days in police custody, the man suspected of the murder of a 17-year-old young man whose human remains were found in Saint-Priest (Rhône), was indicted and imprisoned, announced this Saturday the Lyon public prosecutor's office.
He is being prosecuted as part of an investigation on the count of intentional homicide.
“The defendant in the Saint-Priest homicide case was indicted on the charge of murder and placed under a warrant of committal” after his referral to court on Friday, the prosecution said.
“Investigations will continue on letters rogatory, under the authority of an investigating magistrate, in order to determine the exact circumstances and the motive for this acting out,” added the same source.
The young man, whose criminal record "does not mention any conviction" and who has been "monitored for psychiatric disorders for several years", was arrested on Wednesday the day after the macabre discovery.
"During his police custody, the defendant disputed the alleged facts while making increasingly incoherent remarks", according to the prosecution, who reported "psychiatric expertise (...) necessary in order to 'deepen the personality' of the suspect.
Follow-up for psychiatric disorders
This 28-year-old suspect was quickly arrested on Wednesday January 18, the day after the macabre discovery.
According to our information, he was part of the friendly entourage of the victim.
The human remains, including pieces of flesh, as well as clothing, were found Tuesday evening around 11:40 p.m. by a service company, called to intervene on a clogged pipe.
A little earlier, a report had been made by a resident on the ground floor of the building, who could no longer use her toilet since the day before.
The victim, Mohamed, 17, could be identified, thanks to DNA analysis.
According to the regional daily Le Progrès, the minor, who resided in Lyon with his family, had "mysteriously disappeared" on January 13 while he was going "to his place of work in Corbas", a suburb located south-east of Lyon. .
Without news of him and despite searches by his relatives, his mother had reported his disappearance last Sunday to the authorities, according to the newspaper.
The investigations, entrusted to the zonal direction of the judicial police (DZPJ) South-East, are continuing.
"A support system made up of a victim support association and a psychologist has been set up at the request of the Lyon prosecutor's office to assist the family" of the young man killed, the prosecutor's office announced on Thursday.