Death of Shanon, 13, following a rape: a white march organized in the Oise

Death of Shanon, 13, following a rape: a white march organized in the Oise
Death of Shanon, 13, following a rape: a white march organized in the Oise

It’s difficult to forget the tragedy that left Cauffry (Oise) in mourning at the start of the year. On Wednesday March 27, Shanon, a 13-year-old girl attending school in the town, died from her injuries, after a rape suffered on March 6 and three weeks in a coma. This Wednesday, her loved ones announced the holding of a white march, in tribute to the teenager, which will be organized in the streets of Cauffry on Wednesday May 22 from 1:30 p.m.

During this meditation, “the family should not speak, and neither should I,” says Virginie Granier, the mayor of Cauffry. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not useful, I’ve already said everything. Now I let justice take its course. I would especially not like to say anything inappropriate that could compromise the trial. »

“Please wear a white t-shirt in homage to our princess,” ask the organizers, who specify that signs and banners are welcome, “with respect and dignity.”

The start of the march will be in front of the Simone Veil college, where Shanon attended school. The procession will then pass rue du 1er Septembre, route de Mouy, rue Neuve, rue du Clos st Germain. A balloon release will be organized in front of the cemetery, then the participants will return to the college.

Virginie Granier does not know how many people will walk in tribute to the teenager, but observes that “many children continue to pay their respects in front of her grave”. 500 people attended his funeral on April 9.

“Let justice be done for Shanon,” concludes the message posted by her loved ones on Facebook. For now, lawyers for both parties are talking about opposing theories. When that of Shanon’s family speaks of a rape committed with “such extreme violence that the emergency services found her in a pool of blood”, that of the main suspect, master Caty Richard, speaks of a consensual relationship. She claims that her client was unaware of the young age of the victim. The 19-year-old young man was indicted for “rape resulting in death” and has since remained in pre-trial detention.

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