A white march will be organized on Wednesday August 8 in Grenoble in tribute to Adrien Perez. - Youtube screenshot

  • Adrien Perez was fatally stabbed in July 2018 in Grenoble.
  • Three suspects were promptly arrested and two were remanded in custody.
  • One of the accused imprisoned is to be released shortly under judicial supervision.

The Grenoble public prosecutor's office is appealing the release under judicial control of a suspect in the murder of Adrien Perez, killed at the exit of a nightclub near Grenoble in 2018, the prosecutor said on Tuesday. The respondent was remanded in custody at the end of July 2018.

At dawn on July 29, 2018, Adrien Perez was stabbed to death during a brawl at the exit of the “Le Phoenix” nightclub in Meylan, while trying to intervene to defend a friend.

Three people had been arrested and indicted

Three men, aged between 19 and 20, were indicted on July 31 of the same year for "intentional homicide, attempted murder and violence with weapons committed in groups". Two of them were imprisoned awaiting trial and the third placed under judicial supervision.

The public prosecutor's appeal concerns one of the two imprisoned: the investigating judge had requested the extension of his pre-trial detention beyond July 31, 2020, that is to say Friday. The judge of freedoms, he ordered his release under judicial supervision. The released suspect will have to respect certain conditions, in particular residing outside Isère, not going to the department or even checking in once a week at the police station.

The prosecution's appeal will be examined on Wednesday by the Chamber of Investigation of the Grenoble Court of Appeal, "either before the date scheduled for release under judicial supervision," said the public prosecutor, Eric Vaillant, in a press release. The second suspect in jail has seen his pre-trial detention extended.


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