Toulouse. The Escadillas case: Thirty-six years later, Joel Bourgogne is sentenced to 20 years in prison for murder.

Me Frédéric David represented the family of Martine Escadeillas, murdered in their drawer, in Ramonville-Saint-Agni (Haute-Garonne, December 1986). (© Laurent Derne / Actu Toulouse)

The verdict was handed down after thirty-six years. Tried for murder near Toulouse, from Martin Escadillasa 24-year-old accounting secretary, Joel Bourgogne He was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the High Garonne Criminal Court, Wednesday, July 6, 2022, after four days of hearing.

Martin’s body has not been found.

the young woman who The body has not been found, disappeared on December 8, 1986, around 8:30 a.m. After dropping her companion off at the bus station, she returns to their apartment in Ramonville Saint Agnes (Haute Garonne). The blood was found in the stairs, from the third floor, where the couple lives, to the basement.

a neighbor I realized an argument upon landing around 8:45 AM between a man and a woman and she certificate (mistakenly) directing investigators to a person who is “40-50 years old, bald on top, and graying hair.”

Confessed to police custody

I heard after nine days of investigation, Joel Bourgogne, a friend of the couple, was all platedto her familyfor him a job As a regional employee of the Déodat high school in Séverac, where it was just founded, to settle in the Lyon region with a young man 16 year old girlA month and a half after the crime.

After two expulsions, Justice reopened the investigation, in 2016After receiving a veto letter, by the Public Prosecutor of Toulouse. This letter identifies Joel Bourgogne as the writer of Martin’s murder. linked, Father of two older daughterswho is now fifty years old, was arrested at his workplace in 2019, quickly ahead To confess in police custody.

He wanted to reveal to her the betrayal of his companion

He made it clear that he came to Martin – and who he was secretly in love – That morning, for him Reveals his owner’s infidelities, hoping to comfort herself in his arms. Argument broke out. And does not compensate committed. But he never concretely explained where he got rid of the body, perhaps On the side of David’s Beach.

Joel Bourgogne then reconsidered his confession, a position taken before the Assize Court. The Public Prosecutor had requested a 20-year prison sentence against him. The convict has it now Ten days to appeal of judgment.

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