Contacts Telegram on messaging and a mysterious encounter with the killers of the priest of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray: a suspect 21 years was set Friday indicted and imprisoned in the investigation into the attack of 26 July.
After four days of police custody, the young man arrested Monday in Pechbonnieu, in the northern suburbs of Toulouse, was indicted for “criminal association in relation to a criminal terrorist enterprise” , a judicial source said.
He was remanded in custody in accordance with the submissions of the Paris prosecutor’s office.
He holds an electronics tray unemployed, the suspect, unknown intelligence, claims to have radicalized quickly, according to a source close to the investigation. To the investigators, it appears as a youth aimless and unstable active on social networks, including Telegram, popular encrypted messaging jihadists for confidentiality.
It is through this channel that he would be contacted Adel Kermiche who with Abdel Malik Petitjean, killed the father Jacques Hamel. Both aged 19, living 700 kilometers away from each other, the killers had met via Telegram just days before their passage to the act.
On July 26, they had arisen in the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, taken hostage five people and killed the priest during mass in his church, before being shot dead by police. The murder was claimed by the Islamic State jihadist organization (EI).
Investigators are rolled up Toulouse suspect because portable two assailants were in contact telephone line, according source close to the investigation.
in police custody, he told police to SDAT (Anti-terrorism sub-directorate) have delivered on 24 July in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray to follow a “stage of religion” with several people, including the two killers, reported the source.
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The young man recounted having spent the night there but be left the next morning because “contact was not good,” reported a police source. What are they saying? The Toulouse visitor was he aware of a project of attack against the church? To investigators, he claimed to have left Kermiche Petitjean and without knowing anything about their jihadist project, according to police sources.
Now, a source close to the investigation, investigators suspect that they had knowledge of the Telegram to the content of Kermiche who unveiled the scenario of the attack on 26 July.
the killer had indeed described in advance in a message to the procedure of the attack, citing “a knife” as well as “church.”
According to his statement, it is only when he returned home that the suspect Toulouse would have made the connection between the attack and his recent contacts in Normandy, reported a police source.
In this case, a cousin of Abdel Malik Petitjean, K. Farid, was indicted and jailed on 31 July. Born in Nancy, this 30 year old man “was perfectly aware, if not the place and precise date of an imminent violent action project her cousin,” according to the Paris prosecutor.
Several other people whose names appeared in other investigations, also interested in various degrees investigators or were under investigation.
Magnanville (June 13, two dead ), Nice (July 14, 85 people) and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (July 26, one dead) prey to an unprecedented terrorist threat, France has suffered a half months three jihadist attacks claimed by the group Islamic State, over six months after the attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis in November (130 dead)
08/12/2016 11:41:22 p.m.. – Paris (AFP) – © 2016 AFP