in the trial chilling videos and inaudible apologies from the attackers By Aude Bariety Posted 1 hour ago, Updated now
Two men are on trial for beating bus driver Philippe Monguillot to death. GAIZKA IROZ / AFP GAIZKA IROZ / AFP
HEARING REPORT – The images of the attack against Philippe Monguillot were released this Monday before the Criminal Court of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. The explanations of the two accused, Wyssem M. and Maxime G., were almost inaudible.
A first headbutt from Philippe Monguillot to Wyssem M. A fight, outside the scope of video surveillance, in which both men and a third, Maxime G., a friend of Wyssem M. participated. Then, a few minutes later, a final punch. delivered by Wyssem M. to Philippe Monguillot, who then falls to the ground, hitting his head on the ground. The cameras that filmed these images did not capture any sound. But the packed room of the Criminal Court of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques perceives the violence without difficulty.
A few days after this altercation, Philippe Monguillot, a 59-year-old bus driver from Bayonne, breathed his last at the Bayonne hospital. “As soon as he was treated, his death was planned”, estimates a forensic doctor at the hearing, illustrating his statements with a photograph of the victim’s skull pierced by a 17-centimeter-long fracture. Three years later, Wyssem M. and Maxime G., repeat offenders…
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