Ilias Akoudad sentenced to 30 years in jail | EUROtoday

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LThe verdict is in. Ilias Akoudad obtained thirty years in jail this Friday 1er March, with a safety interval of twenty years. The younger man, aged 22, shot and killed brigadier Éric Masson on May 5, 2021, whereas he was checking his deal level within the firm of a colleague.

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The Vaucluse Assize Court retained the annoying circumstance of homicide of an individual holding public authority. Ilias Akoudad was additionally convicted of tried homicide of Eric Masson's colleague. Despite every part, the sentence stays decrease than that requested the day earlier than by the lawyer normal. According to her, the brigadier had been “executed without warning, by an individual drunk with violence, proud of the gesture accomplished”. The Justice of the Peace subsequently requested life imprisonment with a safety interval of twenty-two years.

READ ALSO Murder of police officer Éric Masson: “the Excellent”, an accused along with his head underwaterThe demise of Éric Masson led to a change within the regulation. From now on, the homicide of a police officer is punishable by life imprisonment with a safety interval of thirty years, the utmost sentence in France.

Confession throughout trial

Since the homicide, Ilias Akoudad had all the time utterly denied the information, regardless of overwhelming proof. This week, he ended up confessing to his crime in the course of the trial, whereas making certain that he didn’t know that Eric Mason was a police officer. He in truth managed the deal level in civilian garments. “Perfectly orchestrated” confessions, in accordance with the overall counsel. Leaving the courtroom, the sufferer's father mentioned he was “satisfied” that the annoying circumstance had been retained. “ There is no winner, I remain a father who lost his son,” he added.

The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, reacted on X (previously Twitter) by declaring particularly that “justice has been done”.

This morning, Ilias Akoudad requested “forgiveness” to Mr. Masson’s household earlier than the jury deliberated. He can enchantment inside the subsequent ten days.