Dacky Martin, 54, has been sentenced in the night from Wednesday to Thursday to 30 years in prison for the kidnapping and death of the student, Anne-Sophie Girollet in 2005.
after almost six hours of deliberation, the court of assizes of the Saône-et-Loire, who considered Jack Martin from September 13, had attached to his conviction of a sentence of safety of twenty years, in accordance with the requisitions of the general counsel Karine Malara. After the pronouncement of the verdict, the accused remained impassive in the dock, while a man was thrown from the back of the room: “Assassin !”.
on Wednesday morning, Karine Malara had asked the jurors “not to go below thirty years of imprisonment with a sentence of safety of twenty years”. The fifty-year-old had faced a life sentence. This man is a predator,” according to the advocate general, who had blasted his “attitude of denial” throughout the trial.
Confused by its DNA
a third year Student of medicine at Lyons, Anne-Sophie Girollet, 20 years old, had gone missing on 19 march 2005, after attending a gala dance in Macon. The body of the young girl, dead from suffocation, was found on April 2, floating in the river Saône. His car had also been found in the river not far from here. Jacky Martin had been arrested seven years after the fact, after new expertise on the traces genetic found in the car of the girl, the man being enrolled in the FNAEG File (national automated genetic fingerprint) for the various flights, recels car and violence.
throughout the statement, then the hearing before the court, the accused, 54-year-old had proclaimed his innocence. “Me, I don’t have blood on his hands”, he insisted with aplomb from the first day of his trial. Karine Malara had considered that the explanations of the accused as to the presence of his DNA “did not stand”. “How do you explain the presence of his DNA in the car, but also on the clothing of Anne-Sophie?”, had she argued.
The parents wanted “to know what had happened to their child”
Demanding the acquittal of his client, one of the lawyers of Jacky Martin, Me Damien Varlet, for its part, had waved the specter of “judicial error” in this folder, within according to him a “construction that is based only on the DNA”. His colleague Philippe Scrève had also advocated the “limits” of the genetic indexes, questioning the “conditions” in which were able to be filed in the vehicle of the victim to the genetic fingerprint of Jacky Martin, so far mostly known for car thefts. I Scrève had also pointed out the absence of mobile by Jacky Martin, who had “no reason to be in Macon this evening.”
The day before, in his argument, the lawyer of the civil party, Ms. Béatrice Saggio, had recalled that the “vow” single of the parents of the victim “was to know what had happened to their child.”