The woman suspected of having participated in the homicide of ex-rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu on Saturday in Paris will be presented to an examining magistrate on Tuesday with a view to her indictment, two other suspects, extreme activists right, still being wanted.
The young woman suspected of having participated in the homicide of ex-rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu on Saturday in Paris will be presented to an examining magistrate on Tuesday with a view to her indictment, two other suspects, activists from far right, still wanted. The young woman, aged 24, was driving the car from which two men allegedly shot the former Argentinian international on a boulevard in the 6th arrondissement, around 6 a.m. Saturday, according to a source close to the investigation. Her police custody was lifted Monday evening and she will be presented to the investigating judge on Tuesday for the opening of a judicial investigation, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office, requested by AFP.
The two men, in their thirties, were still wanted on Tuesday morning, according to another source familiar with the matter. Federico Martin Aramburu, 42-year-old former Argentinian rugby international, was shot dead after an altercation in a bar in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
After a “dispute” between two groups at Le Mabillon bar, the groups were separated by bouncers, according to a police source, but the suspects “returned shortly afterwards with a vehicle and fired shots”. “Several impacts” of bullets were noted on the spot, added a source close to the investigation and the sportsman died on the spot as a result of his injuries. According to the first elements, two men would have fired shots. Both are far-right activists. The woman driving the vehicle, close to one of them, was also one of the wanted suspects and was arrested late Saturday afternoon. The prosecution has opened a flagrance investigation for assassination, entrusted to the criminal brigade.
A former Biarritz Olympique player, present on the spot and who wished to remain anonymous, explained to AFP that they were having a “last burger”. “There was an altercation as there can be at the end of the evening. It got sorted out but the men came back and targeted Aramburu who took three bullets,” he said. Federico Martin Aramburu, born in 1980, former center or winger for Biarritz (2004-2006), Perpignan (2006-2008) or Dax (2008-2010), had 22 selections with Argentina.
The former three-quarter had notably started in the match for 3rd place in the 2007 World Cup, won by the Argentines against the Blues (34-17), a meeting during which he scored a try. Since retiring from sport, he lived in Biarritz and worked for a tourism company. The world of rugby paid him many tributes. Through the voice of their lawyer Me Yann Le Bras, his relatives called to let the police work calmly. “For the family and his many friends, this March 19 has turned into an absolute nightmare. This heinous crime and his death leave each of them and beyond all the world of rugby stunned in unspeakable pain”, he had written in a message sent to AFP on Sunday.
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