Mathieu Carty killers to be tried next year

MARIGOT–Vice-Prosecutor Michaël Ohayon revealed that the killers of Mathieu Carty, the accused who confessed to the murder of Belgian tourist Wendy Montulet on July 9, 2016, in St. Martin will not face trial in Guadeloupe until sometime in 2017. He said the court date is not yet known.

Carty (21) was beaten to death during the first night in his Baie Mahault prison cell shortly after he was transferred to Guadeloupe from St. Martin. Seven co-detainees, the majority of whom were St. Martiners, have been charged with his death. They are already serving time in prison.

“It is not unusual for some cases to come up two years after the crime was committed,” Ohayon stated. “There is a backlog of many cases to be dealt with.”

Wendy Montulet (21) left her hotel room on Saturday, July 9, in Baie Nettle to go jogging and never returned. Her body was found just a few days later and Carty was arrested.

Source: The Daily Herald