The Essonne Assize Court on Tuesday, September 21, condemned actor Saïd Bogota, known for his role in the film Pattaya, to sixteen years in prison. The actor was accused of kidnapping, kidnapping and trying to kill a 17-year-old teenager. Two other accomplices who actively participated in the events were sentenced to terms of ten and thirteen years in prison. A minor accused of complicity in kidnapping, kidnapping and attempted murder was acquitted.
The facts date back to December 2018. The small actor, who was also the understudy of Anouar Toubali in Taxi 5, as well as his two accomplices kidnap the new boyfriend of the ex-girlfriend of Saïd Bogota. The victim, an apprentice mechanic, is held in a basement of a building where she is subjected to numerous beatings, including jets of acid and tear gas in the face. Worried by a neighbor who is surprised by the noise, the kidnappers transport him, blinded and having trouble breathing, to an isolated field.
An outburst of violence
Saïd Bogota and his accomplices continue to molest him, always going further in violence. The teenager receives two shots from a short range defense ball thrower to the head. Then the actor, by his own admission, inflicts about twenty hits with the tow hook to the skull. Before being sprayed with gasoline and set on fire, the victim said, during the trial which had been taking place since September 13, to have heard Saïd Bogota panic and declare: “Now that he has seen my face, he must be finished. ” During the hearing, the Advocate General had requested fifteen to seventeen years in prison against the actor, whom he described as“Instigator” of crime.
During the trial, the actor briefly confessed to having wanted to kill the teenager while he was fleeing, before coming back to this confession two days later. The actor’s defense pleaded a lifetime of rejection because of his disability and challenged premeditation. For his part, the victim’s lawyer, Francis Szpiner, spoke “Glad that the court recognized” what his client had undergone and remembered “Premeditation and homicidal intent”.