Two men jailed for killing French bus driver over face masks

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Veronique Monguillot holding a representation   of her dormant   husbandImage source, Getty Images

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Phillipe Monguillot's widow Veronique, holding his picture, said she did not consciousness justness had been delivered

By Andre Rhoden-Paul

BBC News

Two men person been jailed aft beating a French autobus operator to decease aft helium asked them to get disconnected for not correctly wearing look masks during the pandemic.

Wyssem Manai and Maxime Guyennon near Philippe Monguillot beside the autobus with superior caput injuries successful the metropolis of Bayonne successful south-west France successful 2020.

Manai and Guyennon, were jailed for 15 and 13 years respectively connected Thursday.

The pair, some aged 25, were convicted of intentional unit resulting successful decease without intent to kill.

Prosecutors said Mr Monguillot was acceptable upon aft asking tiny radical of men connected his autobus to amusement their tickets and set face-masks they were wearing implicit their chins.

The onslaught connected the evening of 5 July 2020 occurred aft the extremity of France's archetypal Covid lockdown, erstwhile masks were mandatory connected each nationalist transport.

In an ensuing confrontation, Mr Monguillot was kicked and punched and his caput deed the pavement arsenic helium fell.

The 59-year-old begetter of 3 died aft 5 days successful hospital.

The lawyer wide had asked for 15 years imprisonment for the 2 men who were sentenced astatine a tribunal successful Pau, besides successful the Pyrenees-Atlantiques region.

Veronique Monguillot, widow of the victim, was aggravated the men did not get a maximum punishment of 30 years imprisonment.

"We demanded exemplary justice. We can't accidental that we got it, though they are convicted. Let them rot successful prison," she reportedly said leaving the court.

"They killed my husband, they killed my daughters' dad. My beingness has been implicit since 5 July, 2020."

Mr Monguillot's decease caused daze crossed France and thousands of radical took portion successful a protestation march led by his widow successful Bayonne.

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