His statements have not budged. Since the start of his police custody in front of the gendarmes of the research section on March 18 until his hearing before a judge on Thursday September 9, Jérôme Gaillard’s statements have remained constant.
Heard for the first time, last week, by an examining magistrate, this forty-something, suspected of having killed, on February 11, his wife, Magali, with two strokes of a baseball bat, in Montfort-sur- Meu (35), north-west of Rennes, once again played his card on the table.
During his hearing, this father of four children returned at length to the few months preceding the murder. He explained himself about the first assassination project he had mounted with Giorgi, a Georgian friend who had lived for a long time in one of his sheds.
Confrontation on October 12
According to information from the Telegram, Jérôme Gaillard once again acknowledged that, from Christmas 2020, he had informed his parents of his intention to kill his wife but also his children. He allegedly explained to them that he had “no other choice.” “Information that Jean-Guillaume Le Mintier, lawyer for Jérôme Gaillard, Fabian Lahaye, children’s lawyer, and William Pineau, lawyer for the family of Magali Blandin, did not wish to comment.
Jérôme Gaillard will be heard again by the examining magistrate on October 12. That day, he will be confronted, for the first time, with Jean and Monique Gaillard, his parents. According to the investigation, Jérôme Gaillard would have involved the latter in his murderous madness. After being made aware of his criminal project, the two septuagenarians would not have tried to reason with him. Worse, they would have given him 50,000 euros to carry out his dark designs.
Did they know then what the money was going to be used for? Did Jean Gaillard lend a hand to his son to bury the body? Did Monique Gaillard know that on February 11, at 2 p.m., she was buying lime to cover the body of her daughter-in-law? Both were indicted last March for “complicity in murder” and imprisoned.
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