Four people were placed in pre-trial detention after the violent attack on Shemseddine, 15, who lost his life last Friday in Viry-Châtillon. “A judicial investigation is open into the counts of assassination” against them.

Four young men were indicted for murder on the night of Sunday April 7 to Monday April 8, 2024 after the death of Shemseddine, a 15-year-old teenager, violently attacked last Thursday April 4 in front of his college in Viry-Châtillon, the prosecution announced. from Evry. He died of his injuries the next day. Two of them, including a 20-year-old adult, were imprisoned. The two others, minors, were provisionally imprisoned before an adversarial debate scheduled for this Wednesday, as indicated in the press release from the Evry prosecutor, Grégoire Dulin.

“A judicial investigation is open into the counts of assassination” against them. They are accused of “voluntary abstention from preventing a crime against” the victim, indicates the public prosecutor. The cause of death was head trauma leading to a subdural hematoma, the autopsy reveals. It also makes it possible to highlight for the victim, an “absence of defense lesions on his hands and forearms” indicates the press release from the prosecution.

Last Friday, the Evry prosecutor’s office announced the arrest and custody of five people. A 17-year-old minor, arrested late Friday afternoon, as well as a 15-year-old girl, two 17-year-old teenagers and a 20-year-old adult, arrested early in the evening. According to the first elements of the investigation, Shemseddine was allegedly beaten up by this group of young people, including two brothers as part of a dispute linked to their sister on “subjects relating to sexuality”.

These two brothers had learned that “their sister corresponded with people her age on topics relating to sexuality.” “Fearing for her reputation and that of their family, they had ordered several boys to no longer have contact with her. They then learned that the victim boasted of being able to speak freely with their sister, having not yet had to under pressure from them” concludes Grégoire Dulin.

Shemseddine was allegedly assaulted for many minutes, punched and kicked according to information from Le Figaro, before being left for dead in an alley in Viry-Châtillon. His “smashed skull” and “several bruises and redness” gave him little chance of survival according to a police source from the daily.

On Thursday, the two brothers, aged 17 and 20, went to the Sablons college before coming across the victim. “The tone had risen and blows had been delivered causing the victim to fall” indicates the press release. The 20-year-old suspect alerted the emergency services while giving false information to the police, mentioning “several young people in hoods fleeing on foot”. The attackers had already reached their home. The 15-year-old minor was not at the scene of the attack at the time. The prefect of Essonne, Frédérique Camilleri explains that “no alert, no warning sign” was visible before the act.