A few weeks after the closure of the investigation into the disappearance of Delphine Jubillar, the public prosecutor’s office decided to refer her husband Cédric to an Assize Court. The plasterboard painter will be tried for “murder of a spouse” in Albi, in Tarn.
“The charging order has been issued. It is impossible at this time to indicate when the date for this case will be set. We must wait to know whether this order will be appealed,” the prosecutor general of the Toulouse Court of Appeal, Franck Rastoul, told AFP. According to another judicial source, he could be tried at the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025.
Delphine Jubillar, a 33-year-old nurse, vanished from her family home in Cagnac-les-Mines (Tarn) on the night of December 15 to 16, 2020. Her husband was indicted and incarcerated six months later. He has since claimed his innocence, his lawyers denouncing over successive appeals “an empty file”.
A couple on the verge of divorce
Cédric Jubillar, who has always been the gendarmes’ main suspect, himself raised the alarm the night of the disappearance. The couple was then in the middle of a breakup, the nurse having initiated divorce proceedings to start a new life with her “lover from Montauban”, whom she had met the previous summer. Among the serious and consistent evidence retained by the prosecution against Cédric Jubillar, there are notably the death threats that he had made against her in front of relatives and the fact that her cell phone was turned off, which was never the case. case, during the fateful night.
Despite large-scale excavations carried out in Cagnac-les-Mines, no trace of Delphine Jubillar could be found.