In accordance with the requisitions of the Toulouse public prosecutor’s office made on November 3, investigating judges Audrey Assemat and Coralyne Chartier decided this Tuesday to refer Cédric Jubillar to the Tarn Assize Court.
After almost three years of investigation, the Toulouse magistrates thus believe that there are sufficient charges against the husband of Delphine Jubillar for having voluntarily killed his wife on the night of December 15 to 16, 2020 in Cagnac- les-Mines (Tarn). Indicted and placed in pre-trial detention since June 18, 2021, he is now the subject of a committal warrant until his appearance before the Tarn Assize Court. His trial could take place in the fall of 2024. He faces life imprisonment.
PODCAST. The night Delphine Jubillar disappeared
Cédric Jubillar’s lawyers now have ten days to appeal this referral to the Assize Court. The Tarnais, aged 36, on the other hand, benefits from a partial dismissal of charges for acts of kidnapping, sequestration and concealment of a corpse also targeted by the judicial investigation.
Delphine Jubillar had “no reason to leave without informing anyone”
“Contrary to what may have been asserted by Cédric Jubillar, the investigators and investigating judges did not study the sole avenue of Cédric Jubillar’s involvement to the exclusion of all others, with the latter even insinuating that exculpatory evidence was obscured or disguised with the sole aim of strengthening the accusation, assert the investigating magistrates in their indictment order, dated this Tuesday, November 21 and which we were able to consult. On the contrary, these are meticulous and exhaustive investigations which made it possible not only to exclude all other hypotheses, but also to bring together numerous elements constituting sufficient charges against the accused. »
For the investigating judges, at first glance, “the theory of voluntary departure, suicide, accident or kidnapping must be ruled out”. They thus explain that Delphine Jubillar had “no reason to leave without informing anyone”, without any personal effects, recalling the health context at the time – France was under curfew – and the fact that the nurse, mother of two children aged 18 months and 6 years, was at that time “fulfilled in her motherhood”, “involved in her professional life” and “invested” in her new relationship with her lover.
In the eyes of the magistrates, conversely, the investigation made it possible to demonstrate that “Cédric Jubillar is the author of the murder of his wife” and “that he was the last to have seen her alive”. And to recapitulate the numerous clues implicating Delphine’s husband: the context of the imminent separation, the investigations of which showed “Cédric Jubillar’s major difficulty in resigning himself to it”, the argument heard by one of the children of couple on the evening of the disappearance, the testimonies which show the “impulsive and violent character” of the suspect, the broken glasses of the nurse found in the house, the telephone analyzes which demonstrate an unusual use of Cédric’s smartphone…
Even more damning, the investigating judges believe that Cédric Jubillar “continued to lie during the judicial investigation, to avoid embarrassing questions, in particular by claiming to have lost his memory, to modify his versions by adapting to the elements of investigations reported and by blaming others who are either wrong or against him if they do not go his way.
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