Oumar's father-in-law, the 15-year-old who died of his injuries after receiving a "punishment" two and a half years ago in Vitry, was sentenced on Wednesday afternoon to 14 years in prison by the Assize Court. from Val-de-Marne. Assane A., 41, was tried since Monday for "voluntary violence resulting in death without intent to give".
The day before, the general counsel had requested a 16-year prison sentence after two days of debate by referring to "a word that is definitely missing", "cruelly", after being "killed on January 27, 2017". That of this teenager attending high school Cherifoux that his father-in-law had wanted to take part that day to discuss with him an absence in a French class, as indicated by a message from the institution originally received by the mother of Umar.
The chronology of the evening that followed, during which the teenager received belt shots and leather thongs and electrical wires, "is complex to determine. But there is one certainty, it is the receipt of this message, "explained the general counsel. Rejecting so far the word "accident", used by the close family of Oumar, to qualify what happened next.
More than 80 traces were found on his body that finally "gave way under the weight of whips," said the prosecutor.
An "outburst of violence" that is "not contested", pleaded late Tuesday Assane A.'s lawyer, Aude Lequerré-Derbise, believing that his client had given "keys of understanding" to his trial. For Me Arnaud Adélise, who represents Umar's father, Assane A. "wanted to satisfy the idea of paternal power" and left "no chance" for this teenager who should not be, wished the lawyer , "The detail of this story".