after the murder of Matisse, indignation reigns among the inhabitants

after the murder of Matisse, indignation reigns among the inhabitants
after the murder of Matisse, indignation reigns among the inhabitants

After the emotion aroused by the murder of Matisse, 15 years old, a week ago in the middle of the street, there was added indignation relating to the profile of his alleged murderer. The young murderer was, at the time of the events, under indictment for violent thefts. For many, at this stage already, he should have been locked up.

“We are in mourning, we are in communion, we are angry…” The anger of this resident of Châteauroux is a very shared feeling in the city where a white march for Matisse brought together nearly 8,000 people this Saturday. “Something should be done in terms of laws. There had already been similar stories, but here, I think this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back,” she adds.

“The law is not well made”

The last straw that arouses indignation in Châteauroux is the history of the alleged murderer, who was under judicial control for aggravated theft with violence committed in recent weeks at knifepoint. “He should not have been free. Everything is contradictory,” explains this other resident.

But in detail, there is nothing contradictory. It’s just the law. As the accused is aged 15, the juvenile criminal justice code does not provide for incarceration for acts of a correctional nature, as indicated by the prosecution. A provision that many do not accept.

“The law is not well made, precisely, because regardless of age, he should not have been released,” protested a resident. Another responds to the Europe 1 microphone: “As long as there is a crime of a certain magnitude, being a minor should be excluded.” This time, in the case of murder, provisional detention was indeed requested against the young man.

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