The cousin of Abdel Malik Petitjean, one of the two authors of the jihadist attack of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, was referred Sunday for his indictment.
Five days after the murder of a priest who upset France, the investigation continues. If the attackers were formally identified possible accomplices remain to be discovered. Investigators are keenly interested in the cousin of Abdel Malik Petitjean, one of the authors of the attack, which could be indicted. Investigations, meanwhile, have shown that the two assassins of priest met via encrypted email system Telegram just days before their passage to the act. Another person in custody, a Syrian refugee, for his part, was released.
• The cousin of the second killer brought
A cousin of Petitjean, who was in custody in this case was to be presented Sunday at a judge for his indictment. According to the Paris prosecutor, a man of 30, K. Farid had “full knowledge, except the place and precise date of an imminent violent action project her cousin.” . The prosecutor’s office opened a criminal inquiry, led by specialized investigating judges, including “participation in a criminal association in relation with a terrorist enterprise” and “murder gang, committed because of the victim’s membership a religion, in relation to a terrorist enterprise “.
• a Syrian refugee finally released
The custody of a Syrian refugee, arrested Thursday in the Allier has been lifted, a judicial source told AFP. The photocopy of the passport of the man who lived in a reception center for asylum seekers in the Allier, had been found at the home of one of the authors of the attack, Adel Kermiche. But “in the end, no evidence has demonstrated that he had any involvement in the facts,” according to a source close to the investigation.
• The killers did not know four days before the attack
the survey, meanwhile, has shown that the two assassins of priest Adel Abdel Malik Petitjean and Kermiche, met via the system encrypted messaging Telegram just days before their passage to the act, according to several media. Adel Kermiche would describe in advance the method of the attack, citing “a knife” and “church.” The two young people had been spotted by their separate counterterrorism services without their project has been detected. Kermiche, who was indicted for attempting to leave Syria, was under electronic monitoring pending trial.