Axelle Dorier, a 23-year-old French woman and nurse, was struck by a vehicle and dragged 800 meters to her death on July 19 while walking her dog in the city of Lyon, with prosecutors stating that the migrant driver “knowingly knocked down” and drove away from her dismembered body.
The 21-year-old driver, Youcef T., has been placed into custody for “manslaughter” for being responsible for the “hit-and-run death”, Lyon prosecutors say.
Maître Céline Cooper, a far-left lawyer who is defending the suspect said the popular outrage over the incident is from right-wing citizens and lambasted the French Minister of the Interior of having spoken of “murder” in the case.
The atrocious killing has sent shockwaves through France just a week after 58-year-old bus driver Philippe Monguillot was beaten to death by four migrant men, one of which was from Africa, who was arrested in the apartment of Mohammed A, an individual already known to the police. The incident prompted his wife Veronique to tell French newspaper Le Parisien, “We were destroyed in a few seconds, I have the impression of living a nightmare. A nightmare which is getting worse by the day.” Monguillot was killed for trying to enforce a mandatory mask rule on the bus and for demanding the men purchase tickets when they tried to force their way onboard….
Dorier had her arm ripped off as Youcef T. dragged her for 800 meters.
According to Lyon Mag, Youcef T. is also being accused by police of driving with a suspended license.
Police say they received a call over a dispute between two motorists and a group of young people who accused him of killing their dog. A few minutes later, they received a second call about “a motorist driving a Golf who knowingly ran over a young woman and dragged her for several meters”, according to La Depeche.
Dorier was first struck by Youcef T, but actually managed to get up, at which point a number of witness accounts say the “driver then purposefully began accelerating” while dragging her behind.
Three hours after Dorier was struck and killed, Youcef T. and his passenger turned themselves into the police and admitted to striking the woman, but claim they did not realize they dragged her for nearly a kilometer. Originally from the Lyon metropolitan area, blood alcohol tests were negative.
The 19-year-old passenger, Mohamed Y., was indicted “for non-assistance to a person in danger” and released under judicial supervision…