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Before the Assize Court of Minors of the Oise, the attorney general requested 30 years of criminal imprisonment against Shaïna's ex-boyfriend, for the murder of the teenager, stabbed and burned alive at 15 years old in 2019 in Creil, probably pregnant with him. The young man, a 17-year-old high school student at the time of the facts, has maintained his innocence.

The attorney general requested Friday before the assize court of minors of the Oise 30 years of criminal imprisonment against the ex-boyfriend of Shaïna, for the murder of the teenager, stabbed and burned alive at 15 years old in 2019 in Creil, probably pregnant with him. Throughout the closed trial, opened Monday, the young man, a high school student with no history of 17 years at the time of the facts, has proclaimed his innocence. The verdict is expected in the evening.

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If the jury does not follow, a maximum sentence of 20 years is incurred.

The attorney general requested the lifting of his minority apology, said to AFP the lawyers of the defense, Me Elise Arfi, and the family, Me Negar Haeri. If the jury does not follow, the accused faces a maximum sentence of 20 years. Presented as "terrified" by his defense, in view of the violence of the crime and the media coverage of the case, the accused was castigated by the civil parties for a lack of empathy and narcissism pointed out, according to them, by the expert psychiatrist.

Shaïna, who died at the age of 15, had been the victim of sexual assault two years earlier in her city, the images of which had been broadcast, exposing her, according to Negar Haeri, her family's lawyer, to be treated "as a thing". Four other youths were sentenced on 1 June on appeal to suspended prison sentences ranging from six months to two years.

Shaïna was probably starting a pregnancy

According to the investigation, Shaïna, described by her mother as "funny and smiling", giving off "always good vibes", was probably starting a pregnancy, which she attributed to the accused. The latter could have been driven according to the civil parties by the fear of sullying his image and losing the love of his parents if he broke with their demands for perfection, against a background of religious prohibition around sexuality.

His mother, "intimately convinced that her son is innocent", locks him "in his lie", said Mr. Haeri. "There is no link to be made between the faith and religious practices of (the accused) and the crime of which he is accused," said Adel Fares.

Shaïna's parents revolted in court against the reputation inflicted on their daughter and the portrayal made by some witnesses. "Boys give a bad image of girls but they are healthy? The boyfriend, he knows how to lower his pants. But when you lower your pants, you have to assume, "lashed the father of the teenager, stressing that his family would have "accepted" the pregnancy and the child.

"All gender-based violence"

In two years, Shaïna "has experienced all the gender-based violence: rape requalified as sexual assault, physical and psychological violence, insults, acts of harassment", in the face of which justice has "not always been up to the task", pointed out after his pleading Friday Me Zoé Royaux, spokesperson for the Women's Foundation, civil party. In France, according to official figures, a woman dies every three days from the violence of her spouse or ex-spouse.

The hearings were marked by the reversal or absence of prosecution witnesses. A friend of the accused said he could not remember seeing blood on his clothes the day after the incident. Two former co-detainees, according to whom the young man would have boasted in prison of having killed so as not to endorse the paternity of a "bastard", did not show up despite a warrant to bring in.

Not enough to weaken the accusation for Mr. Haeri, who highlighted the "objective elements" of the investigation: "fadettes, geo-location" and wounds on the leg of the accused, attributed by a medical expert to burns. According to her, the young man was also "not able to explain what he was doing or where he was" on the night of the facts. Her mobile phone, disappeared and switched off at the time of the crime, had previously bounded, with that of Shaïna, 500 m from the shed where she was killed.