trial of two teenagers begins this Monday

A schoolgirl was harassed, beaten and then thrown into the Seine: since Monday, the Pontoise children’s court has been trying two teenagers for the murder of Alicia, 14, in March 2021 in Argenteuil (Val-d’Oise).

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At the age of 15 at the time of the facts, the boy and girl in question will appear Monday through Thursday behind closed doors. They face up to twenty years in prison.

Alisha drowned in the Seine on March 8, 2021 after she was severely beaten by two of her comrades, who had been harassing her since photos of her in her underwear were posted on Snapchat a few days earlier.

The case caused a storm of emotions across the country and revealed the scourge of bullying on social networks.

That day, Alicia found a girl from her class at the foot of the pillars of the viaduct of the A15 motorway that crosses the Seine, on a path away from the houses, as prosecutor Pontoise described shortly after the events.

A few minutes later, a boy approached the victim and “suddenly kicked her in the face, pulled her hair and beat her with a brush, causing her to fall to the ground”, said the magistrate.

Pursuit “remove the traces of their violence”, The two accused minors then grabbed the victim in order to throw her into the Seine.

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When the couple return to the young man’s home, the latter, in blood-stained clothes, reports the facts to his mother, who reports to the police.

Two teenagers change and “don’t show panic expression”, according to the survey. They quickly leave home and travel to Paris to eat there before heading to a friend who is unaware of the drama.

When they met at the beginning of the school year in September 2020 at the Cognacq-Jay Vocational School, a private institution in the center of Argenteuil, the three teenagers quickly hit it off.

Then their relationship soured, between love affairs and “little things” teenagers, according to the prosecutor’s office.

In February 2021, Alisha’s phone was hacked and photos of her in her underwear were posted on the Snapchat social network. girl gets “fish” (displayed) in his high school uniform revenge porn teen version.

Added to this episode is a fight between two young girls and the anger of a young man who brooded over resentment for insulting his late father.

It got to the point where the institution expelled two minors for harassing the victim.

Those “little things” would have justified the desire to attack the schoolgirl, judging by the text messages exchanged between the two main characters in the file.

They have been in pre-trial detention for a year now.

A few days after this tragedy, more than 2,000 people took part in a white march to honor the memory of a young girl with blue-black hair and thin glasses. She “was very serious at school” “excellent, helpful” and dreamed ” accountant “, his mother confessed.

Alisha, 14, harassed and killed: Trial of two teens begins on Monday

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