Marseilles. In the middle of a trial, a suspect’s lawyer implicates a prison guard

During the trial of two men in immediate appearance for attempted break-in Monday August 1, 2022 in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), the lawyer for one of the defendants threw a stone into the pond. He claimed that his client had spent the previous evening with a prison official from Baumettes prison and that cocaine had been circulating at that party.

A man tried for attempted break-in in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) on Monday August 1, 2022 allegedly consumed drugs in the company of a prison official.  Illustrative photo.

A man tried for attempted break-in in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) on Monday August 1, 2022 allegedly consumed drugs in the company of a prison official. Illustrative photo. | CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP


  • Un homme jugé pour tentative d’effraction à Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) lundi 1er août 2022 aurait consommé de la drogue en compagnie d’un fonctionnaire pénitentiaire. Photo d’illustration. | CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

Two men were the subject of an immediate appearance before the judicial court of Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) on Monday August 1, 2022. They were on trial after being caught trying to break into an apartment using a screwdriver to force open the door two days earlier. The two defendants have been convicted, reports Provence.

One of them had lied by claiming to be a minor before admitting the facts, explaining that he was homeless and had wanted to find shelter. He was sentenced to four months in prison. The other man, in an irregular situation in France, had said that he had been present on the landing after an evening with a friend living in the building. The court sentenced him to six months in prison, suspended, indicate our colleagues.

Drugs and a prison officer

At the hearing, the latter’s lawyer, however, made it clear that the man with whom his client had partied was in fact a prison officer from the Baumettes prison, specifies the local media. However, the respondent explained that cocaine had been consumed during the evening.

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