White March in tribute to Romain Barré, October 22, 2016 in Nantes.
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The verdict has just fallen.
Found guilty of the murder of Romain Barré, two men aged 23 and 20 were sentenced this Wednesday to 23 and 17 years of criminal imprisonment by the Rennes Assize Court of Appeal, announced this Tuesday evening one of the lawyers for the civil parties at the end of the trial which was held in camera.
These two accused had recognized the murder of the Nantes real estate agent, attacked and strangled in his car parked in the city center of Nantes, September 28, 2016. His body was then thrown into the Loire, not far from the Banana Hangar.
Fifteen years for the young accomplice
The third accused, a young woman now aged 22, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for complicity.
On the evening of the tragedy, she accompanied the two men in another car, but always claimed to ignore the homicide of Romain Barré.
It was she who called for a new appeal trial after being sentenced to 15 years in prison on September 17, 2019 by the Loire-Atlantique Assize Court in Nantes.
The two main defendants, meanwhile, were sentenced to 23 years and 17 years of criminal imprisonment at first instance.
This Tuesday, the Rennes Assize Court of Appeal therefore confirmed all the convictions.
As desired by the relatives of the victim.
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