the prosecution requests the holding of a trial of the actor for homicide and involuntary injuries

On February 10, 2023, the actor was driving a car which collided with a vehicle coming in front, on a departmental road in Seine-et-Marne, seriously injuring three people, including a child, and a woman who lost her baby after the collision. that she was waiting for.



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Pierre Palmade, June 6, 2019 in Paris.  (GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Something new in the Pierre Palmade affair. The Melun public prosecutor’s office has requested that the actor be sent to trial for injuries and manslaughter, one year after the serious accident he caused in Seine-et-Marne under the influence of drugs, AFP learned on Monday March 4 of the public prosecutor, confirming information from the Parisian. The Melun prosecutor Jean-Michel Bourlès did not, however, detail the motivations for the criminal qualifications retained in the final indictment. He thus requested a referral for trial of the 55-year-old actor, but not of the two men who accompanied him in the vehicle.

On February 10, 2023, on a departmental road in Seine-et-Marne, Pierre Palmade was driving a car which hit a vehicle coming in front. In addition to the actor, the accident left three seriously injured: a man, his son aged 6 at the time of the incident and his sister-in-law, who lost the baby she was expecting after the collision.

Having suffered from drug addiction problems for decades, the actor admitted during the investigation to having consumed cocaine and synthetic drugs before getting behind the wheel. By the time he drove to go shopping, he had just spent three days of partying and using drugs, with no sleep.

A thorny legal debate

The final decision rests with the investigating judge in charge of the investigation, who is free to follow the requisitions or not. If, however, it follows the prosecutor’s request for prosecution on the charge of “involuntary homicide”, this qualification should give rise to a thorny legal debate.

The jurisprudence of the Court of Cassation, which ruled on this subject several times in the early 2000s, is in fact clear: in criminal law, the fetus does not exist, its death cannot therefore be blamed on anyone. .

However, according to a medical expertise carried out as part of the judicial investigation, and which was not the subject of requests for a second opinion, the baby carried by the passenger died before birth and therefore cannot legally be considered a human person.

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