Shany killed during the fight in the center of Mons: Mehdi, accused of murder, remains in prison

The perpetrator of the beating that killed Shany Boesmans last July was before the indictments chamber following the appeal of the decision taken in council chamber on December 21.

> Here is the court decision

It was during the night of Thursday July 8 to Friday 9 that the incident occurred. It was around 1 a.m. when two men clashed near the Marché-aux-Poissons in downtown Mons.

> Insults, beatings: this is what happened that night

> The author of the blows, Mehdi, born in 1988, was quickly placed under an arrest warrant for murder

Shany’s death caused a stir in the region. If the 29-year-old was highly appreciated among his friends and colleagues, he was also appreciated in the sports world. Shany was achieving real feats in jogging and running. The Lessines-Enghien athletics club, where he was registered, also organized a race in his honor, called the “Grand Prix Shany Boesmans” in tribute to the young athlete.

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