Far-right activist main suspect in the murder of former rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu

    The rugby player Federico Martin Aramburu, during the match between France and Argentina at the Parc des Princes, in Paris, on October 19, 2007.

Shot dead, right in Paris. The investigation into the murder of former rugby player and former Argentine international Federico Martín Aramburu, shot to death on Saturday, March 19, when he was leaving a bar in the capital with a friend, is progressing. A woman in her twenties was arrested on Saturday. Police custody of her was lifted on Monday night due to a postponement for the opening of a judicial investigation, according to the Paris prosecutor’s office. He is due to appear before a coroner on Tuesday for a probable indictment. Two men are still being sought, and the profile of the main suspect, known for his violence and his involvement in extreme right-wing circles, is becoming clearer.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, Saturday, at dawn. Federico Martin Aramburu closes the night at Le Mabillon bar-brasserie with a former Biarritz player like him, Shaun Hegarty. “The two friends wanted to eat something at dawn, after a party. In the spirit of a third half of rugby.” says Mr.me Christophe Cariou-Martin, attorney for Shaun Hegarty. The two friends are partners in a travel agency in the Basque Country; In particular, they organize circuits in Argentina around rugby and wine. On Saturday night, they had to attend with their clients the coronation of the XV of France in the Six Nations Tournament, after their victory against England at the Stade de France.

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But first thing in the morning, a first altercation breaks out between the two men and another group, over a trifle as late-night bars know how to produce. A history of cigarettes, all on one background. “nauseating”, according to a source close to the investigation: someone would have thrown them “I’m from here, I’m French from France. » The goalkeeper intervenes, calms down and separates everyone.

“heinous crime”

The two friends then leave the bar, unaware that the attack will continue a few meters away. A car pulls up as a man comes running after them. Shots are fired. Federico Martín Aramburu is beaten on several occasions. Rescue vehicles and police rush to the scene, and a firefighter tries to revive him with cardiac massage, to no avail. The 42-year-old former player, a father of three, was pronounced dead shortly before 7 a.m.

A “heinous crime”, According to the lawyer for the family of Federico Martín Aramburu, Mme Yann Le Bras, who specifies that tributes to his memory can be paid to the Biarritz Olympique club. “The days to come should be devoted to the memory of your family, adds the lawyer, and the serene work of the criminal squad of Paris”, to which the investigations of the investigation of flagrante delicto for murder opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office were entrusted. Shaun Hegarty, for his part, filed a complaint against X for attempted murder with a civil action.

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