The son of an entrepreneur, shot dead at his home last week in Guadeloupe, has been indicted. He is accused of "complicity in murder" and imprisoned, said Tuesday the prosecutor's office of Pointe-à-Pitre.
An investigation for murder had been opened after the death of Mickaël Paturot, 39, a well-known business leader in Guadeloupe, who was shot dead at his home in Gosier on the night of September 22 to 23 in front of his wife on his way home from a party.
"On the evening of September 24, the victim's son presented himself with his legal representative and a lawyer at the police station to reveal that he had been in contact with the perpetrators," said a statement from prosecutor Caroline Calbo. The young man indicted is 17 years old, according to local media.
Questions about the reason
CCTV cameras have established that several people were at the scene at the time of the facts, at least one of them was carrying a firearm, said the prosecutor. The autopsy of the body confirmed that the victim died as a result of a gunshot wound. The channel Guadeloupe 1ère, beyond the flight, recalls that the question of the motive remains. The prosecutor has so far only stated on this subject that "the investigation continues".
Placed in police custody, the son of the entrepreneur was brought before an investigating judge who indicted him for "complicity in murder related to a robbery with a weapon, and complicity in attempted robbery with a weapon". The liberty and detention judge placed him in pre-trial detention, the prosecutor of Pointe-à-Pitre also said.