Keyword: murder

Gardener's conviction for French heiress murder to be reviewed

Omar Raddad, a Moroccan national who was found guilty in 1994 of the murder of wealthy heiress Ghislaine Marchal, for whom he worked as a gardener, who received a presidential pardon and who has continued to protest his innocence for more than 25 years, has finally won a lengthy judicial battle to have the case reviewed. 

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Killer of French Holocaust survivor gets life for anti-Semitic attack

Yacine Mihoub, 32, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll in 2018.

Paris trial opens into 'anti-Semitic' murder of elderly Jewish woman

The trial has opened in Paris of two men accused of the 2018 stabbing murder in Paris motivated by anti-Semitism of 85-year-old Mireille Knoll, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease.

French cathedral arson suspect held over priest's murder

A 40-year-old Rwandan national, who admitted starting a fire in Nantes cathedral in July 2020 and who was given accomodation with a Catholic mission in SW France while on bail, gave himself up to police on Monday over the murder of one of the mission's priests.

UN official says France impeded probe into journalists' deaths

Agnès Callamard says justice is being denied over killings of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon in Mali in 2013.

French teenagers kept in detention over murder of schoolgirl

A boy and girl, both aged 15, are being held in custody after admitting to the murder of a 14-year-old girl from the same school whose badly beaten body was found thrown into the River Seine in a Paris suburb after she had drowned.

French schoolgirl admits lying about decapitated teacher

A 13-year-old schoolgirl whose Muslim father led a hate campaign against secondary school teacher Samuel Paty for showing a class on free speech cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and who was attacked and decapitated in the street, has admitted lying to her father about the details of the class in which she was in fact not present. 

Manager of French reception centre for asylum seekers murdered

A Sudanese man has been arrested after the manager of a centre which houses asylum seekers in the town of Pau, south-west France, was stabbed to death on Friday morning. 

Man with 'hatred' for HR suspected in three murders in France

The 45-year-old suspect in the killings of the two women on Thursday in and around Valence is being linked to the murder of another HR manager who was shot dead more than 500km away.

French state on trial over murders of woman and parents by partner

The sister of a mother of two children who was shot dead with her parents by a partner previously reported to the authorities for domestic violence has brought a court case against the French state for failing to prevent the killings in what her lawyer said was a 'textbook case' of 'neglect at every level'.

Dissident Chechen blogger found murdered in French hotel

Imran Aliev, 44, who used the pseudonym Mansur Staryi and was a vocal opponent of Chechnya's strongman president Ramzan Kadyrov, was found dead with knife wounds to his throat in a hotel close to the central railway station in Lille, north-east France.

Ex-pat Briton to be extradited to France for TV producer's murder

Ian Bailey, 62, an expatriate British former journalist living in Ireland who was found guilty in absentia by a Paris court for the murder in 1996 in County Cork of French TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a crime he denies, has been ordered to be extradited to France by Dublin's High Court.

Convicted rapist who poisoned himself at French trial 'recovering'

Willy Bardon, 45, who was on Friday found guilty of taking part in the abduction and rape of a young woman found murdered in northern France in 2002, was reported to be 'emerging from a coma' this weekend after he swallowed a highly toxic pesticide when the court's verdict was announced.

Trial to open in Paris of Briton accused of filmmaker's murder

A Paris court will next week try in absentia Ian Bailey, 62, a British expatriate living in west Cork, Ireland, who is accused of the 1996 murder there of French filmmaker Sophie Toscan du Plantier which Bailey denies committing but says he will 'almost certainly' be convicted of.  

Woman aged 102 is chief suspect in French care home killing

A 102-year-old woman is the chief suspect in the killing of a 92-year-old woman found to have been beaten and strangled in her bed in the care home for the elderly where both of them lived, in a village about 70 kilomertres east of Paris.