Nicolas Jacquet, Lyon prosecutor, announced that the investigation into the May 17th death in Lyon of an Octogenarian, who was probably pushed into the gap by his neighbor, was expanded on Friday, May 27, to determine if the facts are anti-Semitic.
"Following elements gathered on social networks, which have just been brought into the attention of prosecution, the latter decided to extend the referral of the investigating judges to aggravating circumstances of an act perpetrated for reasons that the victim's belong to a particular ethnicity, nation or race or religion," said the prosecutor.
"A judicial inquiry had originally been opened on the charge of voluntary homicide", but the first investigations not having led to "to retain an antiSemitic nature in the passage of the act", Mr. Jacquet recalled, even though "no investigation hypothesis" was ruled out.
In a press release, the National Office for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism had already declared on Sunday that it would become a civil party in the case.
Gilles-William Goldnadel is a lawyer and columnist at the newspaper "Le Figaro" as well as on CNews. The channel where the alleged murderer from Lyon frequently commented on Twitter that the suspect had once "remind him(his) origins". It's not possible to play the unbalanced tricks on us again. He stated that now is the right time to declare the anti-Semitic truth.