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Translation by Michael Laudahn
Rennes college kid: Preliminary proceedings initiated against adolescent for manslaughter, held in custody
Preliminary proceedings have been initiated against a 16-year old
adolescent for manslaughter of a minor, and sent into custody on sunday for having caused death by strangulation of a pupil aged
13, during a brawl friday morning at the city college, as we heard from
the public prosecutor.
‘The youngster against whom the proceeddings have been initiated will be held provisionally in custody at a penitentiary for minors’, specified in a comunique the Rennes prosecutor, Thierry Pocquet du Haut-Jussé.
A scuffle opposed the two students during the recess, friday morning at the Collège de Cleunay. After an altercation at the toilettes an exchange of punches in the court, the indicted youngster made the victim suffer a swift stranglehold, who fell to the ground while the teachers intervened in order to separate the two pupils. The victim’s coroner has been ‘permitted to confirm that his death resulted from a strangulation’, indicated the prosecutor on sunday. Taken to hospital in a serious state, the student died on Friday night.
The deceased student, in classe de 5e, was a promising soccer player and living at Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande (south of Rennes), was to become part of the Stade Rennais club next season. The 16-year old college pupil, son of chechen political refugees and student of 3e, practised boxing, according to several witness.
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Translation Michal Laudahn:
College kid killed at Rennes: Preliminary proceedings demanded for manslaughter
The Rennes public prosecutor has demanded the opening of preliminary proceedings for manslaughter against the 16-year old youngster detained after the altercation which opposed him on friday, at a city college, to a 13-year old student who died of it. Likewise, custody has been demanded for the adolescent.
The autopsy of the victim ‘has permitted to confirm that his death resulted clearly of a strangulation’, indicated the Rennes public prosecutor, Thierry Pocquet du Haut-Jussé.
According to a witness, the origin of the friday altercation was ‘a lavatory door opened to abruptly’. The alleged perpetrator ‘got excited’, ‘he punched’ the victim who ‘responded’. ‘There were two or three punches exchanged’, and ‘it ended in a strangling’, according to this witness who specifies that the victim ‘fell, hit his head against a pole of stone’.
During a press conference yesterday late afternoon, the Rennes prosecutor reported the verified facts: First an altercation which escalates without real reason, without doubt because of earlier glances exchanged or statements badly accepted’, he said. Then ‘the two youngsters, who were in the lavatories at the begininng of the altercation, and initially without witnesses, go out into the court, at this moment exchanging punches. And the next thing is the the indicted minor takes the victim’s gorge and presses real hard, and without any doubt very short’, explained the magistrate.
Then, ‘an onlooker made the brawl end’, and ‘the young victim fell to the ground’, continued Thierry Pocquet du Haut-Jussé, emphasising that ‘all the witnesses heard insist on the short duration of the scene’.