murder

French TouTuber jailed for life for stabbing to death ex-girlfriend

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Mickaël Philétas, 41, who described himself online as a 'seduction coach', fatally stabbed his ex-partner more than 80 times, attempted to murder her new partner and her younger sister, who he also tried to sexually assault.

French tax inspector murdered during business audit

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The owner of a second-hand goods business in the village of Bullecourt in northern France attacked and tied to a chair two tax inspectors during their audit of his accounts, stabbing to death one of them before shooting himself.

French police investigate 'murder' with no corpse nor name

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Prosecution services in Normandy have launched a public appeal for information about a woman cyclist who police are convinced was the victim of a murder after a collision with a drunken car driver, but whose corpse has not been found and whose identity is unknown. 

French far-right seeks political gain from horror of girl's murder

France — Analysis

The shocking sequestration, rape and murder in Paris last week of Lola, a 12-year-old girl whose body was found in a trunk in front of her apartment building home, has been transformed by the far-right and conservative hardliners into a political row over immigration policy after it was revealed that the arrested suspect is a young Algerian woman who since August was the subject of an expulsion order. The controversy snowballed this week, forcing the government onto the defence despite an appeal by Lola’s parents that no political gain should be made of the atrocious crime. Lucie Delaporte and Christophe Gueugneau report.

Paris shocked by murder of Lola, 12, found in box

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The girl's body was found squashed inside a plastic packing container in the courtyard of her apartment building.

Body of 12-year-old girl found in front of family's Paris home

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Six people were taken into custody on Saturday, following the initial arrests of four, after the body of a 12-year-old girl was found inside a trunk left on a pavement in front of the Paris apartment block where her parents are the resident caretakers.

French woman goes on trial for murder of abuser

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Valérie Bacot, who had four children with alleged abuser, says she believed he would kill them all. 

Signed photo relaunches four-year-old French family murder mystery

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Photo signed 'I am still alive' was sent to a news agency purportedly by a man missing since the 2011 murders of his wife and four children.

French prosecutor advises end of inconclusive Yasser Arafat murder probe

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The enquiry was opened in 2012 after the Palestinian leader's widow filed complaint he had been murdered by poisoning with polonium-210.