Keyword: murder

Moroccan man dies in 'Islamophobic' attack near Avignon

The 47-year-old father was attacked at his home by a knife-wielding neighbour, the National Observatory Against Islamophobia said.

Son-in-law retracts confession in Monaco heiress killing

Pole Wojciech Janowski says he did not fully police and now denies having ordered the killing in May of 77-year-old Helene Pastor in Nice.

French lawyer convicted of murdering heiress after 36 years

In a case that has gripped France, Maurice Agnelet, 76, is given 20-year jail term in his third trial for killing of his mistress Agnes Le Roux.

French court sentences 93 year-old for murder

Marcel Guillot was given a ten-year prison sentence for battering to death an 82 year-old woman who refused his amorous advances.

French police release man arrested in Alps murders investigation

State prosecutor says the 48-year-old ex-cop has 'no direct link' to murders though he is still under investigation for arms trafficking.

Man arrested in Alps murder probe

French authorities probing murder of British family and French cyclist say the 48-year-old local man had 'not appeared on their radar' until now.

French debate boundaries of reasonable self-defence after deadly jewellery heist

A million people on Facebook have backed Nice jeweller who is now under investigation for murder after shooting dead teenager who robbed him.

Brother of French Alps murder victim released on bail

The 54-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has been freed 'pending further enquiries', say British police.

French Alps shootings: man arrested over murder of British family

Arrested man is thought to be brother of Saad al-Hilli, who was gunned down along with his wife and mother-in-law and French cyclist last year.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others in September.

Alps murder: DNA found at scene 'could be that of killer'

Breakthrough comes more than seven months after members of a British family were gunned down in an isolated beauty spot close to Lake Annecy.

French Mali hostage 'killed' by al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot claims that it killed businessman Philippe Verdon on 10 March in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali.

Briton on Paris murder charge released on bail

Businessman Ian Griffin, to stand trial for the murder of his girlfriend in a luxury Paris hotel, is bailed from jail amid outcry from victim's family.

Briton held over murder of woman in Nîmes

The 32 year-old neighbour of a mother who was stabbed and sexually assaulted after going jogging is being questioned as a suspect of her murder.

Former French peacekeepers convicted of Ivorian man's murder

Three former French soldiers given suspended sentences for their roles in murder of Ivorian man during peacekeeping operations in the African state.