Nordahl Lelandais trial. The accused admits having voluntarily killed Maëlys

“I acknowledge all of the charges against me. » Nordahl Lelandais declared it on the evening of Friday February 11, on questioning by his lawyer, Me Alain Jakubowicz, after more than five hours of interrogation. The accused, tried for the murder of little Maëlys, admitted before the Assize Court to having “voluntarily” killed the little girl after having her “kidnapped”, during a wedding in Pont-de-Beauvoisin (Isère), August 27, 2017.

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“It is no longer a question of quibbling but of becoming aware of the seriousness of the acts you have committed. Regarding Maëlys, we are not going to beat around the bush”, strikes, at the end of the hearing, Me Jakubowicz. “You are prosecuted for having voluntarily killed”, he throws at her. ” Yes Master “, then answers the former military dog ​​handler in his box. “Can we forget the word accident? », resumes the lawyer. ” Yes. It’s clear. I voluntarily killed Maëlys”, said the accused.

Lelandais denied again, earlier in the day

“Do you agree that having a little girl get into your car at 3 a.m. on the night of a wedding is kidnapping? », raises his advice. ” Yes Master “, loose the accused who so far claimed to have killed the child involuntarily. And that she had voluntarily gotten into her car to “go see his dogs”, as he went to get cocaine at his house.

This is still what he had indicated earlier in the day, invited by the president to speak on the facts. Indicating while on the way, “It’s not going at all as it should have unfortunately […] After a long silence, she began to hiccup, then cry.

Nordahl Lelandais then saying that he felt the same ” fear “ than the night of April 2017 during which he killed Corporal Arthur Noyer. “I had already killed a man, I had that in mind constantly. Turning to Maëlys, I had this fear of what had already happened. And I kicked. »

explaining that she “not moving” and that he “tried in vain to take his pulse”, he has “decided to drop Maëlys near a railway line” before going to change at home. And to return to marriage to forge a « alibi ». He then carried his body up the mountain to ” to hide “ son « crime ».

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