Prosecution to present DNA evidence on August 3 in French national murder case |21 July 2021
The French national, accused and charged with the murder of his companion, will reappear before the Supreme Court at 9am on Tuesday August 3, 2021, it was decided yesterday when the case was heard in the Supreme Court.
The case is being presided over by Justice Melchior Vidot who noted yesterday that the prosecution will have to bring DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) evidence before the court on August 3.
To recall, the 34-year-old French national, a street artist from Nice, has been charged with the offence of murder, contrary to Section 193 of the Penal Code and punishable under section 194 of the Penal Code.
The charge comes after the man’s 32-year-old girlfriend, also a French national, was found hanging from the towel rack in their bathroom at the Club Med Hotel Seychelles on Ste Anne Island on April 27, 2021. The autopsy established that her death was not due to hanging but to strangulation, pointing to a murder disguised as suicide.
The case is being presided over by Justice Melchior Vidot.