Bastien Payet, 23 years old, was beaten to death in the night from Friday to Saturday in the city centre of Reims, in the Marne.
Around 3: 00 in the morning, a brawl broke out between three students in BTS in alternation, and another group of individuals, part of which was Bastien Payet.
During the fight, he was beaten up fist, then feet in the head as he fell to the ground.
Bastien was transported in critical condition to the hospital where he died the next day from his injuries.
The three students have been arrested and indicted for murder on Sunday.
The circumstances of the stabbing remain unclear. The three suspects admitted they were present at the scene of the fight. But each refers to the responsibility of the murder.
Bastien was very involved in the community life local. He was part of the slam workshops of Reims and was secretary of the football club of Saint-Brice-Courcelle (51).
“It was like a son to me. I would have wanted to write you the most beautiful of slams today, but it seems to me so ugly…” said Laurent, a close relative of Bastien.