In 2019, near Bordeaux, a couple was murdered in their home by someone who turned out to be a neighbor. He was confused 4 years later thanks to a DNA analysis. The lawyer for the victims’ daughters expresses “relief”.
Relief and questions. In 2019, the couple Jean-Claude and Sylviane Muller were found murdered at their home in Izon, near Bordeaux (Gironde). This Monday, November 13, a man was confused by his DNA, before confessing.
The alleged perpetrator is ultimately a neighbor, who was even heard by the courts during the investigation, as explained by Maître Arnaud Dupin, lawyer at the Bordeaux bar and defender of the victims’ two daughters.
“(This arrest) arriving at the beginning of the week was quite unexpected. There had already been arrests, police custody, hopes (….) But we were not expecting any developments in the case at this time – there”.
The man suspected of a “barbaric” crime – the two victims having been stabbed and slit, and their remains found by one of the girls – was not unknown to the family. His children went to school with the victims’ two daughters, he went to the funeral and even expressed his emotion during television shows in 2019.
“He was capable of hiding a terrifying truth”, underlines Maître Arnaud Dupin with amazement.
“The girls are only waiting for one thing: for justice to be done”
Four years after the events, the case has gained new momentum. A “relief” for the family who does not avoid questions. If the suspect had already been identified and questioned, why hadn’t he been confused? The defender criticizes undersized resources.
“We have a multitude of questions (…) justice does not always have the human or financial means to embark on processes. We still have the feeling that we have not given ourselves the means to do so. very basic things at the start of the investigation”, the lawyer annoys. The two girls ended up hiring a private investigator.
However, the investigators had deployed significant resources, analyzed telephone records, and carried out DNA samples, mainly from the couple’s immediate entourage. The suspect was not registered in the bases and was unknown to the police.
The man confessed, but the case is not closed yet, “we are only at the beginning” of the investigation, underlines the lawyer. The two daughters of the victims are waiting for the man to be presented to a criminal court and then sentenced. “They are only waiting for one thing: for justice to be done.”
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