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Trial of the Eric Masson case: the maximum sentence required against Ilias Akoudad after his confession

At the trial for the murder of police officer Eric Masson, the Avignon prosecutor requested criminal imprisonment. perpetuity against the main suspect who admitted to being the perpetrator of the shooting. The verdict should be delivered in the coming hours.

He ended up admitting to being responsible for the death of police officer Eric Masson, more than two years after the events. Ilias Akoudad, âgé aged 23, is judged for "murder and attempted murder of a person having authority' public" for shooting &agrav; butt touching against police officer Avignon, during an intervention by the police officer on a point of deal, on May 5, 2021.

Throughout the investigation period and the first week of the trial, beginning on February 19, Ilias Akoudad never stopped to deny being the author of the fatal shots and assured mistaking the two police officers for drug dealers at the time of the events. But he finally admitted to having shot the gun. on Eric Masson during the hearing on Monday February 26. The battery maintains, however, that he was unaware of the police officer's profession when he targeted him. with his weapon. 

The defense of Ilias Akoudad did not contact the prosecutor of the Republic of Avignon who requested ; the maximum sentence during these requisitions this Thursday, February 29: criminal imprisonment at perpetuity accompanied by a period of security 22 years old. "Éric Masson wasé executed without warning by an individual drunk with violence, proud of the gesture accomplished", declaredé the magistrate during the hearing. According to Florence Galtier, "these confessions wereé perfectly orchestrated, perfectly mediatised with the aim of avoiding the period of safety and security. of 22 years old reports Le Parisien. "We didn't need his statement. By the geolocation of his phone, we are absolutely sure and certain that he was there, that he had sold a dose shortly before. We are sure and certain that it was he who shot the gunman. with the gunshot residue found on these clothes similar to the projectile fired, added the representative of the prosecution to support her argument.

The prosecution, not only requesting the maximum sentence, has set the stage for the maximum sentence. hurts the defense of Ilias Akoudad who claims to have been unaware of the the profession of Eric Masson and justifies the possession of a firearm. fired by the fact of having suffered several shooting attempts in the past. When the battery is charged explained, this Wednesday, February 28, to have acted under the influence of panic, the prosecutor contested:  "Everyone knows who is a dealer and who is a police officer. À at no time can we confuse. In the neighborhood, everyone knows who is who. The defense lawyers must still deliver their pleadings this Thursday, February 29. The verdict will then be rendered, according to Le Parisien, during the evening or this Friday morning.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116