He slaps his partner, she supports him in the Caen court

He slaps his partner, she supports him in the Caen court

At the court in Caen (Calvados), Tuesday, October 25, 2022, a woman who was slapped by her companion came to support him. ©Illustration Adobe Stock – andriano_cz

“When I saw the police coming, I was paralyzed,” explains Sophie * at the correctional hearing on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, where her companion Mickaël * appeared for hitting her, Sunday, March 27 at hours. Colleville Montgomeryclose to Caen (Calvados). Sophia was clearly more disturbed to see him handcuffed and placed in police custody than the scene of violence she experienced.

“He doesn’t look like him at all”

That evening, Mickaël was drinking and there was an argument. It is the neighbors, alarmed by the screams, who call for help. The police find Sophia lying on the ground and in tears.

She says she was slapped but refuses to be examined by a doctor.

Mickaël doesn’t remember much about the hearing except for a few flashes. “She should have left and come back before it got worse,” he says. Because if they see each other regularly, they each have their own apartment. “It doesn’t look like him at all, violence,” Sophie keeps pleading. What the defense attorney emphasizes: “the victim is present for support and this is an unprecedented situation.”

Anti-violence course

In fact, the investigation reveals that the defendant’s problem is especially alcohol, and for years. This is evidenced by the several crimes he was guilty of. Since the facts, treatment has been instituted.

Mickaël was sentenced to take a course to combat domestic violence.

*Assumed names

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