The lawyer of the murderer of Eric Masson asks for his release

The lawyer for the murderer of Eric Masson asks for his release. The 20-year-old young man has been incarcerated in the Baumettes prison since the spring but his lawyer denounces his conditions of detention. Maitre Louis-Alain Le Maire asked the investigating chamber of the Nîmes Court of Appeal that the qualification of intentional homicide of a person holding public authority be modified.

The Avignon lawyer explains that the young man did not know that he was shooting at a police officer on May 5 rue du Râteau during a check on a drug deal point. The investigating chamber of the Nîmes Court of Appeal is due to render its decision on Friday, October 1.

Total isolation with only visits from his lawyer

Maitre Louis-Alain Lemaire asks the Court of Appeal of Nîmes to lighten the conditions of detention of the young man because he did not know that he was shooting at a police officer on May 5: “I will prove that the perpetrator was unaware of the status of police officer of the person he was shooting. This qualification is not normal and does not correspond to reality. This new qualification depends on the conditions of detention of this young boy He is in a system of judicial isolation with terrible constraintslocked up 24 hours a day in a small cell, only going out alone obviously with the impossibility of having contact with his family, especially his mother”.

“Prison is a deprivation of liberty, it is not torture.” Me Louis-Alain Lemaire

For Louis-Alain Le Maire, when the 20-year-old shot Eric Masson on May 5, he did not know he was shooting a police officer, which changed his conditions of detention: “a man died, it’s obviously regrettable. We would come back in the context of an intentional homicide without judicial isolation and with the possibility of seeing his family. Prison is a deprivation of liberty, it is not torture. And since the facts happened in Avignon, why not bring him back to the Pontet prison?

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