The Court of cassation will consider on December 14, the appeal brought by the mother of one of the two little boys killed in 1986 in Montigny-lès-Metz. Chantal Beining challenged the out-of-cause-and-Henri Leclaire : last summer, the examining chamber of the court of appeal of Metz, had delivered a non-place in his favor, while she returned Francis Heaulme before the assize court. In his written opinion before the hearing, the advocate general at the Court of cassation advocates to cancel the non-place.
Originally planned in February 2017, the consideration of the appeal has been advanced to next Wednesday.
Henri Leclaire had been the first to admit in 1986 for the murder of Alexandre Beckrich and Cyril Beining, dead the skull down with blows of stone on a slope SNCF on which they were playing at Montigny-lès-Metz. But it was quickly retracted. The investigators had come to depart the runway Leclaire, noting inaccuracies in their statements, and finding, after a reconstruction, that his corpulence prevented him from climbing on the slope.
a Few months later, a teenager of 16 years, Patrick Dils, had also confessed to the murder before retracting. First a minor sentenced to life imprisonment, he was, in 2001, one of the few prisoners French to benefit from a revision procedure, which resulted in his acquittal. The presence of the serial killer Francis Heaulme in the vicinity of the crime on the day of the murder, on September 28, 1986, had been a key element of this payment.
But when it was heard about the case, Francis Heaulme, the “backpacker of the crime” – which has never confessed to this one- has questioned Henri Leclaire : it would have been seen, bloodied, close to the scene of the crime that same September 28, 1986.
The lawyer of the family of the second child has recently requested an expert medical opinion
Francis Heaulme, whose health condition casts uncertainty on the bound
the trial, which is expected to occur in 2017.