prison sentences and release for the burglary of the Marquinhos family

prison sentences and release for the burglary of the Marquinhos family

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender and captain Marquinhos speaks to reporters after a team training session at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on January 18, 2023. MAHMOUD HEFNAWY / AFP

DNA has been identified inside hoods found in a vehicle near the scene of the burglary. The suspects questioned deny the facts.

All fiercely denied the facts: two men were sentenced on Wednesday by the Versailles Criminal Court for the burglary of the family of the Brazilian player of PSG Marquinhos, in March 2021 in the Yvelines, and a third released. Throughout the hearing, Samba G. and François S., released, claimed their innocence at the bar. Amir E., imprisoned in connection with another case, had refused to attend his trial.

The latter, aged 24, was sentenced to seven years in prison with continued detention for theft with violence, forcible confinement and criminal association. Of Egyptian nationality, he also received a permanent ban on French territory. During her indictment, the prosecutor had described him as an individual “nauseating» rife «in similar cases” through “all’Ile-de-France”.

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Suspects recognized by the victims

Samba G., 30, was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which were suspended on probation for possession of a weapon and criminal association. The investigators suspected him in particular of having provided the vehicle used to go to the scene of the burglary. Only François S., 30, tried for theft with violence, kidnapping and criminal association, was released.

His DNA and that of Samba G. had been identified inside hoods found in the vehicle probably used on the evening of the burglary. “My client’s DNA was mixed with another and was present in much less quantity“, underlined in front of the press his lawyer, Me Sevin Kasay, at the end of the hearing.

I have nothing to do with it, I don’t know Marquinhos, I don’t even watch football“, assured François S., sweater and black pants, during the debates. Samba G., leather jacket and small goatee, for his part explained that as “old ownerfrom the car, he might have forgotten a balaclava. “I am chilly, in winter I always wear a balaclava“, he affirmed, adding that he did not put “never the feetin the Yvelines.

On March 14, 2021, when Paris Saint-Germain faced Nantes at the Parc des Princes for the 29th day of Ligue 1, the Yvelin home of the family of Marquinhos, captain of PSG, had been robbed.

Her father, who was there in the presence of his two daughters, aged 13 and 16 at the time, had been subjected to violence. 2,400 euros in cash, two luxury bags and a bracelet had been stolen. After the arrest of the suspects, the victims said they recognized “size” and “the lookby Amir E. and François S. During the hearing, the prosecutor mentioned a “particularly well organized expedition on a collective level” and one “matured project“to the victims”specifically targeted“.

A young man aged 17 at the time of the events had been sentenced in the same case last September by the juvenile court to two years’ imprisonment, including twelve months accompanied by a suspended probation, for theft with violence and aggravated theft. The Versailles prosecutor’s office appealed this decision. The minor, who is no longer detained because the sentence covered pre-trial detention, had been acquitted by the prosecution court for criminal association.