12 years in prison required by the public prosecutor

12 years in prison required by the public prosecutor
12 years in prison required by the public prosecutor

The murder trial of Thomas Hiblot, accused of having killed his brother with a harpoon gun shot in September 2022 in Lucciana, continues this Friday, June 14, before the Haute-Corse assizes. The public prosecutor’s requisitions were announced in the morning.

Did Thomas Hiblot intend, this evening of September 16, 2022, to kill his brother, Mathieu Hiblot, at the L’Esperenza campsite in Lucciana?

Yes, according to the general counsel. The magistrate notes that the accused, since the opening of the investigation and that of the trial before the Haute-Corse assizes, has always denied having wanted to kill his brother. Statements that she even considers “ sincere and authentic “. For her, if the accused does not recognize his fratricidal desire, it is because of a psychological mechanism which makes “ddifficult or even impossible to admit having had the will to kill your brother “.

The fact remains that for the public prosecutor, the intention to kill, even if it only lasted a few seconds, did exist that evening. The magistrate uses as proof that the arrow hit the victim in the heart at a very short distance and that the accused admitted to having fired voluntarily.

In this context, the Attorney General requested 12 years of criminal imprisonment against Thomas Hiblot.

The civil parties, for their part, did not support the public prosecutor, as is usually done in assize trials. The lawyer for the family and that of the victim’s children recalled the pain of each of those involved in this case. Love, too, between these two brothers, who loved each other too much to want to hurt each other so much. And finally the solidarity of this family who remains traumatized after this tragedy.

Defense arguments began this morning and will conclude this afternoon, after which the court will retire to deliberate. In particular, the jurors will have to decide on the question of self-defense, a thesis defended by Thomas Hiblot’s lawyers.

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