In a strange good cop/ bad cop routine, Medouni and Kouider’s exhausting eight- hour interrogation of Sophie before she died was unintelligible
Medouni: Sit properly. You needn’t be scared. OK?
Kouider: Exactly! OK? Because, earlier on, you were crying and said to me, “I did something very serious, and I am very ashamed of myself”. That’s what you told me. Yes, or no?
Medouni: And what’s that?
Kouider: Is it lie?
Medouni: What’s that?
Kouider: Is it a lie?
Lionnet ( sounding scared and maybe in tears): I was scared!
Kouider: You were scared? You were scared? You lie as you breathe, because… why did I scare you? Did I scare you?”
Lionnet: I was scared.
Kouider: What were you scared of? Scared of what? Scared of what? Because I was very, very, very nice to you! I was very, very, very, very, very nice to you!
Medouni: Stop shouting like this! Go on! Scared of what?
Kouider: Scared of what? I had been too nice to her. I used to even tell her things…
Medouni: She said she was scared of you! Stop it, please! We…
Kouider: What were scared of? OK. Sorry! Apologies!
Medouni: Scared of what?
Lionnet: I don’t know exactly.
Kouider: Scared of what? In any case, whether you speak or you don’t speak, at your trial, you will do so. You will be jailed. Because as far as I am concerned, I am not going to joke with you! OK? Because, I am a nice person, OK? I’d really like to help you. You too must help me! OK? If you want me to help you, you need to help me! OK? You want us to help you? Then help us! OK?
Kouider: I don’t think he abused you; you wanted it because he couldn’t do that with you. And whenever you come back to the house, I smell sex.
Medouni: ... she smells sex.
Kouider: I smell it. I smell it. Where the house? Hurry up, where is the house? Hurry up hurry up, otherwise I will fucking make the call. Hurry up where is the house? Open your mouth, where is the house? Kouider: Open your fucking mouth. Where is the house? You don’t to say it. You don’t want to it. So you want to go to prison? Be ready it is either 40 years in prison or you leave. It is up to you. You have the choice. Think carefully about 40 years in prison. Close your eyes for one minute OK and imagine yourself every day in a cage like an animal with other people inside. That’s not a laughing matter. With paedophiles and all the…
( Continuous banging noise in the background)
Kouider: If you promise to tell me the truth and I later find out that it’s lie, I will not protect you. No more lies, I will not protect you, I swear on my life, Sophie. I will not allow any more lie.
Medouni: So, he asked you when you will be coming back. That’s the way he approached you. He doesn’t know you but sent a message through Facebook asking you when will you be coming back? It doesn’t make any sense.
Kouider: So he knew you.
Kouider: Yes, he knew you because he asked you when you will be coming back. He knew you. Please just say the truth and nothing apart the truth.
Medouni: You better know that we will not let you go back until we know the whole, whole, whole, whole truth and nothing but the truth. It’s up to you.
Kouider: Tell me, huh! Tell me. Do you know this girl? Do you know this girl? I am just asking. Do you know her?… ( Inaudible) He was with you, even the best of the best, they are going to be checked, OK. Do you know this girl? Because there is everywhere CCTV. Do you know this girl?