“A completely futile motive, it’s crazy”: Shemseddine’s death shocks Viry-Châtillon

The reason for the death of Shemseddine, a 15-year-old teenager beaten to death on April 4 in Essonne, still raises questions, four days after the tragedy.

“A completely futile motive, it’s crazy”: Shemseddine’s death shocks Viry-Châtillon

The reason for the death of Shemseddine, a 15-year-old teenager beaten to death on April 4 in Essonne, still raises questions, four days after the tragedy. The mayor of Viry-Châtillon remains deeply shocked.

Incomprehension in Viry-Châtillon. Yesterday, Sunday, five people were brought to the Evry court, four of whom were placed in pre-trial detention after the beating and death of Shemseddine in Essonne, a 15-year-old teenager beaten to death in front of his college. According to the first elements of the investigation, communicated by the prosecution, a dispute linked to a story of "reputation" of the sister of two of the accused and subjects relating to sexuality would be at the origin of the facts.

Telephone exchanges allegedly took place between the 15-year-old girl and boys of her age regarding sexuality, according to the prosecutor who gave information to the public yesterday. Her two brothers, two implicated after the death of Shemseddine, would then have advised those concerned to stop all exchanges with their sister. Which Shemseddine would not have done, according to the version of the accused. The teenager was not present during the events, but knew the intentions of her brothers according to the prosecutor, Mr. Dulin. “There are serious and consistent indications allowing us to consider that she was informed of the intentions of her brothers towards the victim” he indicates. She was presented to the investigating judge and indicted for “voluntary failure to prevent a crime”. She will be subject to a provisional judicial educational measure with placement in an educational establishment accompanied by a ban on appearing in Essonne. His two brothers were indicted for murder and placed in pre-trial detention.

For the mayor of Viry-Châtillon, "it only reinforces the pain to know that we can, for a completely futile reason, go and hit someone until they die" regrets- he at the microphone of RMC this Monday. "Any parent must feel shocked and worried that their son or daughter would be massacred like this but also that their child could participate in such an act. It's completely crazy" he continues.

In a press release published on Sunday April 7, the Evry prosecutor's office indicates that "the two brothers had learned, several days earlier, that their sister corresponded with people of her age on subjects relating to sexuality". They would also have learned that “the victim boasted of being able to speak freely with their sister, having not yet had to undergo pressure from them”.

Me Jacques Bourdais, the lawyer for one of the brothers, questions the opening of a judicial investigation into the murder charge, "while the elements of the investigation provide proof that there is neither premeditation or intention of homicide and that it is voluntary violence leading to death without the intention of causing it. Maintaining this qualification amounts to stoking tensions between neighborhoods" he indicates in the columns of Le Monde. The funeral of young Shemseddine will take place this Tuesday, April 9 according to information from BTMFV, in the town of Savigny-sur-Orge.

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