six months in prison

six months in prison
six months in prison

They met on a social network. Of Russian origin, she came to live in France in the summer of 2023. And settled in with him, in Les Rousses. After several months of peace, the relationship turned violent on the night of May 16 to 17. And it is for violence against a spouse that the latter appeared this Tuesday before the Lons-le-Saunier judicial court. There, he explained that “the day before the incident, he came home tired. The housework wasn’t done, I had financial problems, I was tired, her cat irritated me and I suspected her of having a lover…”

A regular with knives

What followed was a series of insults, a slap and the pulling out of a knife, which he used to “rub” his forearm… For him, this gesture is usual. Because he is a grinder by trade. It manufactures bulletproof vests and shields for Swiss special forces. And, to check if his knives cut well, he tests them on his forearm. Not to plant but just to check their sharpness. As he had “drank a little”, this gesture, he therefore reproduced it on his partner who had admitted to him her intention to leave.

The latter had managed to isolate herself and, due to the language barrier, had called a friend in Moscow to inform him of the situation and the violence she had just suffered. In the middle of the night, he contacted the French authorities and the alert was transmitted to the Saint-Claude gendarmerie. Who had brought her to safety and had arrested her companion later in the morning.

Taking refuge with the parents of her attacker

Since then, the young woman, totally isolated and dependent, has taken refuge with her attacker’s parents. In court, she said that “she would not want him to go to prison because he has joint custody of a child from a previous union”. And to confirm that “she no longer wants to continue this relationship” and that “she wants to go find a sister who lives in Italy”.

Already convicted twice, a few years ago, for domestic violence, the defendant will receive a sentence of 12 months in prison, six of which will be suspended on probation. The six months will be spent at home with the wearing of an electronic bracelet. In addition to the usual obligations, he is also prohibited from meeting the victim and possessing a weapon.

In accordance with legal obligations, the names of defendants are not revealed in cases of domestic violence in order to preserve the identity of the victims.

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