July 14 trial: more than 80 lawyers will plead on Wednesday

The special assize court of Paris will study this Monday the personality of another Albanian, Endri Elezi, 30 years old, known as “Gino”, suspected of having supplied a weapon to the author of the attack on the truck perpetrated in Nice July 14, 2016.

The man was arrested on April 21, 2021 in Sparanise, near Naples. He was under a European arrest warrant. He was then extradited. According to the prosecution, he provided the assault rifle. A Kalashnikov he allegedly went to retrieve from a hill in Falicon. She was buried there in a sports bag. He would have been helped in this task by Maksim Celaj, heard last week.

Endri Elezi will be heard in the afternoon. His cousin Adriatik Elezi, caught in the nets of this affair, committed suicide in prison in 2018.

Timing respected

Last Friday, the president of the special assize court of Paris, Laurent Raviot, confirmed that the timing initially planned would be respected, namely a verdict on Friday, December 16.

On the other hand, uncertainty hovers over the deliberations, namely on what day the court will retire to consider the case of the eight defendants. “The deliberation will take place on Tuesday 13 or Wednesday 14. If the court gives a motivation, it will be deferred”, said the president. The judgment would thus be made available to the parties on Friday 16.

Others could still declare themselves

This Friday, we learned that more than 80 lawyers are preparing to plead from Wednesday for the start of the pleadings of the civil parties. Others could still declare themselves. If the time allocated to lawyers is respected, the requisitions of the national anti-terrorist prosecution will be taken on December 6, over one day. Then come the defense arguments.

The last word will be, as the law requires, to the accused.


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