Illustration of an assize court. — ALLILI MOURAD/SIPA
Mustapha B. has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, Thursday, by the assize court of the
This man 34-year-old was found guilty of having tortured, raped and killed his girlfriend in 2012, in Mantes-la-Jolie (Yvelines). His sentence was accompanied by a preventive detention of 20 years.
Hit for hours with a cable and a belt
The autopsy of the victim of Mustapha B. had determined that the young woman, aged 24 years, had died following a strangulation or choking.
Before dying, she had suffered for several hours the blows of his companion, who was beaten with a cable and a belt, and had also raped her. Four children, aged 1 to 6 years, were in the apartment at the time of the homicide.
The accused had surrendered himself at the police station in Versailles with her children and her brother to accuse her of the murder, two days after the fact.
“I didn’t want it to die”
The victim was “completely in the grip of this young man,” said master Martine Peron, who represented the children of the couple.
At the end of the trial, the defendant wished ” to ask forgiveness, sincerely, to all the family “. Earlier, he had explained that they had ” lost control “, justifying his behavior by suspicions of infidelity. “I didn’t want it to die “, has also claimed the accused, who admitted hitting his victim but denied rape and murder.
The general counsel was put in before the “hard” and “cowardice is massive,” demonstrated by the accused. The court followed its requisitions with this sentence of 30 years in prison for ” torture or acts of barbarity by her, rape her, murder concomitant to another crime “.