Justice: 18 months suspended prison sentence for participating in a carjacking

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The criminal court of Saint-Martin examined Thursday, April 18, the case of CRFM, prosecuted for having participated in April 2014 in a car-jacking in the parking lot of Leader Price. 

He and his friends had threatened a couple of vacationers and their little girl with a gun to steal their rental car. And this in order to replace the damaged parts on another rental car that they had damaged a few days earlier. 

"This is called a Cold Case," said the president of the court.

Among the three people who directly threatened the victims, two were identified and sentenced in May 2018 to three years in prison, one of which was suspended and obligations to compensate the victims. The third is still running.

CRFM, who was in the vehicle that transported the authors to the carjacking scene, was tried in his absence last October, and sentenced to three years in prison. An arrest warrant had been issued against him. When the judgment was served on him, he opposed it and was therefore tried again this Thursday, April 18, this time in his presence and that of his lawyer.

If he had first denied his participation in the facts, he admits having climbed into the vehicle transporting the robbers. What the investigation corroborates. “I was in the passenger seat. When the others came out to point something told me not to do it. I didn't have the guts. I stayed in the car and saw nothing. »He explains at the bar.

His participation being established, however, the court sentenced him to 18 months in prison suspended probation for two years, and to the obligation to compensate the victims who have brought civil action. He must pay the couple € 2500 for non-pecuniary damage, € 750 for material damage and € 1500 under article 475-1. For the rental company of the stolen vehicle, a reference on civil interest was pronounced on June 25. (More details on www.soualigapost.com)

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