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LThe circumstances of the tragedy have gotten clearer. The investigation into the loss of life of a 15-year-old teenager, stabbed to loss of life on Tuesday in Romans-sur-Isère whereas interposing in an altercation, was reclassified as premeditated homicide after being positioned in police custody Thursday of a father and his two sons.

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The father, suspected of getting organized an “expedition” on the origin of the tragedy, and his minor son went to the police within the night, Valence prosecutor Laurent de Caigny mentioned in a press launch.

A couple of hours earlier, one other son, aged 27 and suspected of being the creator of the deadly stabbing, had additionally introduced himself to the police, which brings the quantity in custody to 4, one man suspected of getting helped them flee having been arrested the day earlier than.

“His Family’s Expedition”

“All the suspects” are “now arrested” and the investigation, first opened for “voluntary homicide”, continues “under the qualification of assassination, that is to say premeditated murder, a crime punished with a life sentence,” mentioned the prosecutor.

READ ALSO Romans-sur-Isère: an adolescent killed with a knife, 5 months after the loss of life of Thomas in CrépolAccording to his press launch, the daddy is suspected of getting organized “his family's expedition” to the delicate Monnaie district in the hunt for a minor with whom his youngest son “had had a violent disagreement and filmed” a number of days earlier.

“He is suspected of having driven there with the first person in custody, his two sons,” defined Mr. de Caigny. Once their goal was positioned, the daddy inspired his youthful brother to “correct” him, which triggered “an altercation with exchanges of blows”.

“A nice guy”

A teenage “spectator”, international each to this expedition and to the dispute, had intervened. The eldest son “came with a knife, took it out and struck a blow,” the Justice of the Peace additional recounted. “The father of the family with the first one in custody then ensured the escape of the entire family of attackers,” he mentioned. Transferred to hospital, the sufferer, an apprentice in a coaching heart, was pronounced lifeless round 11:15 p.m. He was not identified to the police or the courts.

“My son has nothing to do with it,” his father confirmed on RTL radio, describing “a nice guy” on an apprenticeship contract within the constructing trade. “He just wanted to separate them and suddenly the other stuck a knife,” he described. “It’s terrible, it’s too much for me.”

5 months after Thomas

The Monnaie district had already discovered itself within the highlight following the loss of life of Thomas, a 16-year-old highschool pupil who was fatally injured in November on the finish of a village ball in Crépol (Drôme). The investigation didn’t make it doable to determine the creator of the stabbing which killed him. Some of these indicted for “intentional homicide by an organized gang” come from the Cité de la Monnaie.

Tuesday's murder “is a new hard blow for the city”, the assorted right-wing mayor of Romans-sur-Isère Marie-Hélène Thoraval reacted to AFP on Wednesday, welcoming the truth that “important assets have been put in place out there to advance the investigation.

The sufferer was “a completely ordinary young person”, she famous, deploring “the number of attacks which are carried out with knives”. “It’s becoming more and more common. And the news of recent times particularly attests to this,” she judged.