Jean-Marc Reiser’s lawyer looks back on the moment that marked him the most during the trial

Jean-Marc Reiser was sentenced on Tuesday to life imprisonment, accompanied by a 22-year security sentence, for the assassination in September 2018 of Sophie Le Tan.

He received the heaviest sentence. In accordance with the requisitions of the Advocate General, Jean-Marc Reiser was sentenced on Tuesday to life imprisonment, accompanied by a 22-year security sentence, for the assassination in September 2018 of Sophie Le Tan.

“We saw the emotion of Jean-Marc Reiser”

Guest of BFM Alsace, Jean-Marc Reiser’s lawyer, Maître Pierre Giuriato, returned to the most significant moment of the hearing in his eyes. “The interrogation of Jean-Marc Reiser which took place last Friday, is almost the only moment in this trial where Jean-Marc Reiser has agreed to remove his mask, already, and to crack his shell somewhat. C It’s an important moment because we saw the emotion of Jean-Marc Reiser, which we had not seen before,” he said.

“I think he appeared at that time more like a human being, which he is at that time, and not like a monster, which everyone thought at that point,” said he added.

The retained premeditation

The trial opened on June 27 before the Assize Court of Bas-Rhin. The question of premeditation was at the heart of the hearing, when the accused admitted in January 2021 to having killed the young 20-year-old student. A premeditation denied by the person concerned throughout the trial. She was eventually retained by the court.

Before the court’s deliberation, Jean-Marc Reiser asked “not to be judged as a monster but as a litigant like the others”. In a final diatribe, he admitted to killing the young Sophie Le Tan, whose dismembered body had been found in a forest. “Even though I didn’t want it, it will haunt me for the rest of my life,” he said.

His lawyers are expected to appeal within ten days.

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