One of the plaintiffs formally claims that the prosecutor and the investigating judges recognize the anti-Semitic character of the murder of Sarah Halimi.
While Kobili Traoré was indicted on July 10 for voluntary homicide on Sarah Halimi, violently beaten with a telephone handset then defenestrée on April 4 in the district of Belleville, Paris, the civil parties are still not satisfied with the heads of indictments. Because at this point, justice does not retain the anti-Semitic character of murder.
Me David-Olivier Kaminski, a lawyer for one of the victim's sons, sent two letters, which Le Parisien / Aujourd'hui en France was able to consult, to the public prosecutor and to the two investigating judges in charge of the violent murder of Sarah Halimi.
The lawyer is concerned about the lack of psychiatric expertise
"How can you sincerely presume that the aggravating circumstance of anti-Semitism would be so inexistent in the case, without any serious or concordant indication not to make written requisitions in this sense?" Wrote Me Kaminski to the public prosecutor . For the lawyer, there is no doubt in this case: "Today, this is a real denial of public action." He also recalls that "the public prosecutor's office traditionally represents the interests of society, it allows to ensure the public action on behalf of the victims. He thus calls on the public prosecutor to "do what is necessary and take all necessary requisitions for a suppletive indictment including the aggravating circumstance of anti-Semitism".
In a second letter, addressed to the examining magistrates, David-Olivier Kaminiski wonders: "Why and how, if you could interrogate Kobili Traoré and put him in examination, this one would have remained in psychiatry and would not have is the subject of a lock "? He emphasizes that the psychiatric expertise of the suspect was not communicated to the civil parties. The Board is surprised that the judges "did not believe that they could list in this procedure the many indications that would make it possible to treat this crime judicially in all these dimensions and in particular in its antisemitic dimension".
"It could have happened to anyone"
On 4 April, at about 4 am, Kobili Traore entered Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish neighbor, whom he had known for several years. According to witnesses in the building, the violent attack is perpetrated with cries of "You will pay", "Allah Akbar". After the death of Sarah Halimi, the suspect allegedly launched "I killed the sheitan" (the demon, in Arabic).
During his presentation to the investigating judges on July 10, Kobili Traoré admitted to killing his neighbor - "I typed it with the phone. Then with my fists "- but refused the anti-Semitic dimension of his gesture. "I'm not anti-Semitic," he said. "It could have happened to anyone." He has stated several times since the eve of the murder, April 3, that he "felt possessed", "oppressed by an external force, a demonic force", "flushes of anguish".