Through Editorial staff La Presse de la Manche
Published on 21 June 21 at 20:46
Saturday afternoon, a young woman resolved to call the police for avoid a drama. The police, with the support of RAID, arrested, without difficulty, a man in the district of Henri Dunant Street at Saint-Lo (Some). He was tried in immediate appearance at the court of Coutances this Monday, June 21, 2021.
At the beginning of the afternoon, he entered his concubine’s home drunk, insulted her, threatened her, beat her, whileshe was holding their two year old child in her arms. The young woman took refuge with a member of her family who lives nearby. He follows her, pulls her hair, hits someone who has tried to intervene. He returns to the woman and comes back armed with a 22 LR air rifles and D’a bag of ammunition.
The then threatens to kill everyone, then walks away still armed. He walks past his employer’s home, insults him, tells him he’s going to kill him. He did not use his gun, but many people were very scared.
3 years in prison including 2 years suspended
The defendant presents his alcohol consumption as an excuse “when I start drinking I can’t stop and I become another man”. He evokes a family problem and a feeling of injustice towards his employer.
The victim confirms in court what she told the police: for years, she has suffered violence from her partner when he drinks. Visibly under control, she says she feels obligated to protect herself and her child. This man’s criminal record matters 15 mentions, he is currently performing a TIG decided during a previous conviction. While he was prohibited from owning a gun, he bought the 22LR a few days ago, and refuses to say to whom.
The court condemned this 27 year old man to a 3-year prison sentence including 2 years with a probationary suspension, a 3-month suspension is revoked. He is forbidden to make contact with the victim and to appear at his home, as well as to hold a weapon for 5 years. He will have to pay € 500 to his employer for his moral prejudice and € 800 for his legal costs. He was imprisoned as soon as the hearing was over.
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