By Tiphanie Naud and Thibault Seurin
On September 23, the Assize Court for Minors in Pyrénées-Atlantiques sentenced the main defendant to six years in prison following the death of Jacques Béli Nébié in May 2018. It acquitted the young man who was on trial for criminal acts of violence
About six hours of deliberation after a week of trial behind closed doors for a chiaroscuro decision. On the tails side, the assize court for minors in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region released on Friday, September 23 one of the young people who appeared for violence with the use or threat of a weapon against Jacques Béli Nébié. On May 18, 2018, this young man died, beaten by several young people at the foot of the fire station in the Zaragoza district of Pau.
On the face side, the Assize Court sentenced the oldest of the defendants – 17 and a half years old during the facts – to six years in prison. He appeared for willful violence resulting in death without intention to give it. The youngster would have notably kicked the victim in the head, the potential fatal blow.
The Assize Court also sentenced him to a ban on carrying or possessing a weapon. He returned to prison after the hearing. He has ten days to appeal his sentence.
The sentence is in accordance with the requisitions of the public prosecutor, which was however not followed concerning the co-accused, for whom he had requested nine months of probation for two years with the obligation of care and work.