For the third time, the investigating chamber of the Toulouse Court of Appeal examined this Tuesday the request for the release of Cédric Jubillar, imprisoned since June 18, 2021 for the murder of his wife Delphine. A hearing which took place behind closed doors for nearly five hours, in the absence of the main suspect.
If the plasterer’s lawyers did not fail to address the question of the duvet and the pedometer, two important clues for the prosecution but weakened since by the elements of the file, they especially developed the thesis of the voluntary departure of the nurse. from her home on the night of December 15 to 16, 2020. And as when they showed that the young woman’s duvet was not in the washing machine when the gendarmes arrived at 4:50 a.m., they would be based on pictures taken the day of the disappearance to prove it according to The Dispatch. “There are objective elements in the file which allow us to consider that it is more than likely that she changed to go out”, assures one of them, Emmanuelle Franck.
The same pajamas were reportedly described by her young son Louis, who had spent the evening with his mother watching TV before going to bed around 11 p.m. The young woman could therefore have changed later. And maybe get out of the house in Cagnac-les-Mines where she still lived with her husband, with whom she was in the process of separation.
The accusations of the fellow prisoner in question
A track at the antipodes of that followed from the start by the investigators of the Toulouse gendarmerie research section. Beyond the serious and concordant clues that led Cédric Jubillar to prison, the latter formed the conviction that he was the main suspect because of his behavior. Before the disappearance of the young woman, he had repeated several times that he wanted to kill her and bury her, including his own mother. Since December 16, he has repeatedly joked about it. But it was his supposed confession to a fellow inmate that continued to drive the point home.
This man, placed in the cell near that of Cédric Jubillar and with whom he would have established links, would have collected his confession, before delivering it to the investigators. According to this witness, the husband confessed to killing his wife with a knife after having surprised her sending an SMS to her lover, before going to hide the body in a farmhouse, which has since burned down. A confession that he would also have made to his new companion, Séverine S. It is on the basis of the declarations of this fellow prisoner that this forties was placed in police custody in December.
“It’s non-information. You have a fellow prisoner, you have him in all criminal cases, who comes out of the hat, who says he has the truth and who generally sells his release, and that was not lacking, since a few days later he was released. It’s a manipulation, ”says Alexandre Martin, one of the three defenders of Cédric Jubillar who should explain these new facts before the two investigating judges next month.
“This idea that the body would be buried in this burnt farmhouse has been known to investigators since June. I think all the investigations have already been done there. If they want to go back, it’s because it was badly done the first time. But if this man is telling us the location of the body, why haven’t we found it? “Asks Jean-Baptiste Alary, the lawyer of the first hour of Cédric Jubillar.
A defense which also believes that the letters sent by their client to Séverine S. since he was in prison, some of which were coded to send intimate messages to his companion as revealed The Parisian, do not contain anything that is dependent. “There are no instructions given in it, the code word is ‘I love you my darling, I really want you and fuck you big PD if you manage to decipher the code’. There is nothing otherwise we would already know, ”assures Me Emmanuelle Franck.
This reading of the file, another lawyer of the file does not share it. Laurent Boguet, who defends the interests of the couple’s children, for his part supported the Attorney General who requested the continued detention of Cédric Jubillar. “The serious nature of a certain number of serious and consistent indications justifies that investigations be carried out. We maintain that things must still give way to acts of investigation carried out by the justice system”, indicated the representative of the civil parties.
We will know on January 14 on the arguments of each other have borne fruit with the magistrates of the investigating chamber, who on three occasions refused to release Cédric Jubillar.