Less than a year after the verdict, a new trial opens, before the Assize Court of Appeal of Morbihan this time.
From this Friday and for six days, the mother and father-in-law of little David will again have to explain the death of the 8-year-old child, which occurred in 2017 in Saint-Herblain near Nantes.
In November 2020, they had both been sentenced by the Loire-Atlantique Assize Court to 28 years of criminal imprisonment.
The court had also pronounced the withdrawal of parental authority of Eunice K., 30 years old and Guy-Roland D., 36 years old, on their two and five other respective children, including a little boy born of their union.
Accused of acts of torture and barbarism that resulted in his death without intention of giving it away, they had recognized regular violence against David since they had brought him back from Ivory Coast where he had grown up with his grandmother. mother.
During the grueling trial, however, they continued to blame each other for the "bathtub punishment," which David had been plunged into with his hands and feet tied before he was killed.
This appeal trial will attempt to remove the thick gray areas that still reign around this case.
And in particular the respective role played by each of the two parents just before the death of the little boy.
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