Furious after the decision to keep their client in detention, Cédric Jubillar’s lawyers believe that there is a two-speed justice in evoking the Viguier case named after this college professor released from prison.
“It is better to be a university professor than a plasterer to get out of prison!”, Annoy the lawyers of Cédric Jubillar, Mare Alexandre Martin, Emmanuelle Franck and Jean-Baptiste Alary, following the judgment rendered on Tuesday March 22 by the investigating chamber of the Toulouse Court of Appeal.
Their client, Cédric Jubillar, accused of having killed his wife and who still claims his innocence, is therefore kept in detention. Criticizing a “two-speed” justice, the trio of lawyers advanced in the field of judicial comparisons making direct reference to the Viguier affair, named after this Toulouse law professor who had been released in 2001 by the investigating chamber after 9 months of pre-trial detention. Also suspected of having killed his wife, the university professor, supported at that time by many local personalities, had been acquitted twice.
“We will not give up the fierce fight. We are told that we are waiting for a possible confrontation, expert results on the quilt when they will bring nothing. The investigation is at a standstill. It is a file that we keep on a drip. We always start from the premise that it is Cédric Jubillar, we must stop with this track, denounce the defenders of this man. The difficulty is that every month expertises are ordered , so it has no end, this argument has no end. As long as every month we analyze a sock, a bottom of pants and we bring in drones, every month we will be told that it there are expertise in progress and we have to wait, it has to stop!”.
A confrontation with the former cell neighbor could be arranged
Justice therefore considers that the release of Cédric Jubillar, a 34-year-old plasterer painter, is premature in view of the ongoing investigations. Those to search for the body of the nurse from Cagnac-les-Mines, who disappeared on the night of December 15 to 16, 2020, while the couple was in the process of divorce.
Scientific investigations relating to the duvet cover and to samples taken in the car of a friend of Cédric Jubillar, which could have been used to transport the body, are still awaited. In addition, justice considers that there is a “beam of serious and concordant indications” and elements converging towards the track of Cédric Jubillar, “the only one able to carry out this crime”, estimates the accusation. It is based in particular on technical findings made on the telephone of the main suspect, the night of the disappearance of his wife. A mobile phone without activity and whose use, that night, does not correspond to the habits of its owner.
Another element noted by the investigators, the battery charge displays a level well below what it should have displayed after several hours of power. To which the defense retorts that Cédric Jubillar’s phone had a defective battery which could not support the charge. A technical expertise confirms the poor condition of this battery. In addition to these technical considerations, there are above all, for the prosecution, the many contradictions of Cédric Jubillar about his divorce and about the chronology of the evening of December 15 in the family home, in Cagnac-les-Mines. The investigators are convinced that an argument broke out within the couple, which the main suspect has always denied.
Finally, a confrontation could be organized between Cédric Jubillar and “Marco”, his former cell neighbor who claimed that Cédric Jubillar had confided in him about the murder of his wife. Confidences that led to research. Without success.