SIERRE (VS) – The author of the deadly rodeo of Crans-Montana asks for forgiveness


A 26-year-old man appeared on Monday before the Sierre court for causing the death of a student in Crans-Montana. He risks six years firm. In tears, he asked for forgiveness.

The facts occurred in October 2018, in the heart of the Crans-Montana resort.


The case had beenmu: in the night of the 5th to the 6th October 2018, an English student lost his life in Crans-Montana, after an evening well watered. After having frequested the resort casino, four Britannic, three boys and a girl, choose to continue their trip to a nightclub.

Until then ordinago, the end of the evening will turn to drama towards 3 hours of the morning. A fight breaks out at the exit of the‘establishment between part of the band and a Briton, a 21-year-old student from l’IT’Shotel school of Roches. Tipsy, they exchange of blows.

One of the membres of the gang of four then rushes towards his car. Although under the influence of a license withdrawal, he takes the wheel and drives towards the victim. This one avoids to get crushed but ends up on the hood ofand the powerful car of maby rquecall of the accused.

The driver alternates awhenacceleration and braking on nearly 300 meters. La future victim ends up falling in a bend. Her upper body hits a sidewalk and hits a flower box head-on.

A question of qualification

The Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) requested six years in prison, deducted from a period of two years and nine months spent in preventive care but accompanied by ten years of expulsion from the territory for this Anglo-Portuguese. For le MP, the accused is guilty of murder by fraud, considering that he should be aware of the risks involved.

For the lawyer of the family, Geneva National Councilor Christian Lüscher, doubt is not allowed. “We cannot decently plead that when we drive 100 km / h with someone on their hood and throw them into a street surrounded by sidewalks and flower boxes, that person is going away. go out by getting up and asking for forgiveness ”, he confided to our colleagues from Rhône FM. On the contrary, thea ddefender dThe accused pleaded for negligent homicide, so that his client does not have toand not go back behind bars. The verdict will be sent to the families in a few days.

Just before the end of the hearing, the accused broke down in tears, begging the family of the deceased for forgiveness. Visibly touched by this apology, its members received them, their eyes also red with emotion.


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