More than three years after the facts, the Prosecutor's office of the national counter-terrorism (PNAT) has required a trial to the assizes for four suspects in the investigation into the killing of the police officer Xavier Jugelé on the Champs-Élysées on April 20, 2017, a-t we learned Tuesday, of source judicial.
That day, three days to the first round of the presidential election, Karim Cheurfi, a French 39-year-old with the heavy past judicial and already sentenced for attempted murder on police officers, was shot and killed Xavier Jugelé and wounded two other members of the security forces before being shot dead. In its final brief, made Thursday, the PNAT is claiming that one of the four suspects, Nourredine A., to be tried before the assize court of Paris for alleged " criminal conspiracy to a terrorist criminal."
An attack claimed by the organization islamic State
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For the other three suspects, indictment was also required to " infringement of the law on firearms ", without the aggravating circumstance of terrorism is, however, chosen against them, pointed out the source of justice. The DNA of two of them had been found on the weapon. The attack, on one of the arteries, the most touristic of the capital, had been claimed by the organization islamic State (EI).
Karim Cheurfi had not presented "signs of radicalization" islamist in prison, had explained at the time the former public prosecutor of Paris, François Molins. A message manuscript defending the cause of the ie had, however, been found on a paper near his body. From January 2015, a wave of attacks jihadists an unprecedented hit France, making a total of 258 dead, sponsored by the ARS or inspired by his calls to aim, in particular, police officers or soldiers.