June 16, 2021

Terry Dupin, the “madman of Dordogne”, indicted for several “assassination attempts”

The former soldier Terry Dupin, who was arrested on May 31 in the Dordogne after a long hunt, was indicted for several “assassination attempts” in particular, as announced, Friday June 11, the prosecutor of Périgueux, Solène Belaouar.

Terry Dupin was indicted “For aggravated willful violence committed on his ex-concubine with the use or threat of a weapon and in the presence of the couple’s children, all in a state of legal recidivism, [pour] attempted assassination on the man who accompanied his ex-concubine at the time of the facts ”, for “Assassination attempt targeting several soldiers of the gendarmerie” and for “Attempted homicide targeting three other persons”, detailed Mme Belaouar during a press conference in Périgueux.

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Seriously injured in the throat during his arrest, the 29-year-old former soldier was not imprisoned, due to his hospitalization. “He will be relieved as long as his state of health requires it of a hospital structure specializing in the care of detained persons”, reported Mme Belaouar, specifying that the suspect’s detention had been ordered.

Cooperative

Hospitalized under the responsibility of the prison administration at the Bordeaux University Hospital, he “Currently unable to speak” due to his injuries, but “On the other hand, he is capable of expressing himself in writing”, also reported the prosecutor, stressing that Mr. Dupin « s’[étai]t shown cooperative with the investigators, and [qu’il était] even rather in demand to be explained “.

Already convicted four times for violence against his ex-wife, the young man, armed with an alarm pistol and a 30-30 caliber Winchester rifle, fled on May 30 in a wooded and difficult area access to the town of Lardin-Saint-Lazare after assaulting his former companion at home and shooting her friend, without reaching her.

He was seriously injured during his arrest, which occurred thirty-six hours later, by retaliatory fire from the GIGN gendarmes, on whom he himself opened fire on several occasions.

According to Mme Belaouar, “The provisional balance sheet of this run shows six sequences of shots against the police, involving 53 soldiers present during its sequences, ten degraded gendarmerie vehicles and a helicopter hit by bullet”. In total, more than three hundred gendarmes, supported by several helicopters and other armored vehicles, had been mobilized.

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The prosecutor of the Republic of Périgueux gave details of the relationship between the former spouses at the time of the facts. She thus asserted that both, “In fact, were dating again”.

According to Mme Belaouar, on May 30, Mr. Dupin, who wore an electronic bracelet, “Was with his ex-concubine at Lardin-Saint-Lazare until around 5 pm. He then returned home alone to Buisson-de-Cadouin “, about fifty kilometers from the home of his former partner, “In order to respect his hours of house arrest”, as Mme Belaouar.

Later the young man had “Discovered[er]t that his ex-concubine was in the company of a man at his home ”, and “It is in this context that he [avait] decide[é] to go armed to Lardin-Saint-Lazare “added Mme Belaouar.

The World with AFP