The man, 21, arrested Monday in the Toulouse region, met with the killers of Father Jacques Hamel few days before the attack on 26 July.
A man of 21 years in contact with the killers of Jacques Hamel priest of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in custody since Sunday, has been indicted for” criminal association terrorists to commit crimes of abuses to people “and jailed Friday. Investigators established that he had been in telephone contact with the two attackers, and Adel Abdel Malik Kermiche Petitjean, according to a police source. Earlier in the day, he was brought Friday to Paris courthouse to be presented to an antiterrorist magistrate.
Shortly before the attack on July 26, the suspect had makes a round trip between Toulouse and Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray the days before the attack. “He slept in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and returned the next day at Toulouse,” said a judicial source. The young man, hitherto unknown to police, admitted to having spent the night there but said in his defense be left the next day “because contact with the two young men was not good,” the police source said. He was arrested Monday at his home in Pechbonnieu, in the northern suburbs of Toulouse.
arrested Monday in Pechbonnieu in the Toulouse region, it is unknown intelligence. It appears as a youth aimless and unstable active on social networks, including Telegram. Investigators who spend combing the relational circle the two killers are raised up to him because his phone number was included in the respective portable two attackers.
In addition, a cousin of Abdel- Malik Nabil Petitjean was indicted July 31 and remanded in custody. Farid K., 30, a native of Nancy, “was perfectly aware, if not the place and precise date of an imminent violent action project her cousin,” said the prosecutor of Paris.