French Court Hands Life Sentence To Algerian Jihadist

November 06, 2020

An Algerian student who shot dead a young mother as he prepared to attack a French church has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Sid-Ahmed Ghlam presented himself in court in Paris as a repentant jihadist manipulated by Islamic State handlers in Syria, who five years ago told him to attack a church in Villejuif, south of the capital.

He never carried out the attack.

He claimed a mystery accomplice killed 22 year-old fitness instructor Aurélie Châtelain by accident, despite his DNA being found with her body in her burnt-out car.

The court ordered him to serve at least 22 years, with immediate deportation to follow.

Three accomplices were jailed for up to 30 years.

Nov 06, 2020 at 04:26 PM
Very bad
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Very bad
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Good for him
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