A sixth man appears for destruction of evidence. The defendants, aged between 21 and 31, face up to 30 years of imprisonment.
It is a trial which promises to be “tense”, worries in the columns of the Parisian Me Thierry Fillon, lawyer of the civil party. He represents the family of Dorian GuÃ © mÃ © nÃ ©, a 24-year-old waiter beaten to death in July 2018 at the exit of a nightclub in Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine). Three years after this “outbreak of violence”, six men are tried from Monday at the Assizes, including five for murder and violence committed in a meeting. The last one appears, for destruction of evidence.
This July 7, 2018, at dawn, Dorian and her roommate Kevin leave the Espace nightclub, when they are violently taken to task by a group of individuals in the parking lot. The second manages to escape, while the first is severely beaten to the ground. He is found unconscious, then rushed to hospital. His death is pronounced a few hours later. The autopsy and scans carried out on the victim reveal no less than 20 wounds and “a major brain trauma that led to the death.” In short: the attackers specifically targeted the head. It is “a scene of incredible violence”, according to one of the magistrates in charge of the investigation.
According to the testimonies collected, the origin of the dispute is inside the nightclub, one of the attackers not having appreciated the behavior of Kevin to his girlfriend. “You see who we are now,” one of them reportedly said to the victim on the ground. TO?? Rennes, Dorian’s death created a wave of shock, which was expressed twice during white marches. On the signs, the same slogan: “Never again.”
The day after the incident, four individuals, including two brothers, were arrested. Facing the investigators, they deliver the same story that minimizes their participation, before being betrayed by their injuries and the video surveillance. Two months later, two new suspects are arrested. Of the six, at least three of them have since admitted to being beaten during the brawl. Who was the leader? Who was a follower? The role of each in this beating was not clearly established during the investigation.
“Already at the reconstitution each one minimized his role, sighs the mother of Dorian, Carine Servain near our colleagues of France 3. We had the impression that they were defeated. twists and turns, not present as the accused, that they were acting. “
The court will therefore have the heavy task of determining the responsibility of the six defendants, aged from 21 to 31 years old. “Justice must go beyond the stage of emotion and shed light on everyone’s role in this matter. We need an assessment on a case-by-case basis, ”recalls one of the defense lawyers Denis Fayolleau at Le Parisien. They are also being prosecuted for willful violence with a temporary incapacity for work (ITT), exceeding 8 days concerning the assault of Kevin, who is expected to testify at the trial. The verdict is expected on October 22.
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Rennes: five men tried for the murder of a 24-year-old, beaten to death at the exit of a disco in 2018