Friday, July 22, 2016

Nice: what is known about the killer and his accomplices – The Point

A week after the carnage committed by Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, one discerns a little better how this man has matured his project. It is now clear that he did not act alone and that he planned his act several months ago. Thursday, the Paris prosecutor Francois Molins gave items including five suspects charged and remanded in custody in the evening, all unknown counterterrorism services

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the suspects

Franco-Tunisian sentenced to six times between April 2013 and May 2015 for theft, violence and drug abuse, he received two text messages sent by the killer few minutes before the carnage. In a message Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel congratulate him on the “gun” that provided him the day before and mentioned the provision of “five” other weapons, adding that this new delivery is for someone else “and her friends” . During a Wednesday search in a cellar of a near Ramzi A., a Kalashnikov and an ammunition bag were found. At this point, “we do not know what (the assault rifle) was intended,” said Francois Molins.

More than 2 500 euros in cash and 200 grams of cocaine were also seized at his home. During its hearings, the young man has designated the gun supplier as an Albanian of 38, Artan H., arrested Sunday with his girlfriend.

Tunisian, the criminal record, is suspected being one of five recipients of the weapons mentioned by the killer in the SMS. Has he participated in scouting? According to CCTV images, the man was on July 12 on the Promenade des Anglais alongside Lahouaiej Bouhlel in the truck launched on the crowd two days later. His fingerprints were found on one of the doors. A Facebook message sent April 4, 2016 by C. Chokri the killer, also intrigue the investigators: “Charge the truck, put in 2,000 tons of iron (…) cut her brakes My friend and I looked. “

  • Mohamed Walid W., 40

the investigations carried the light numerous contacts between the French-Tunisian and the killer: 1 278 calls were exchanged between the two men since July 2015. in his cell, investigators found images of 15 July showing that filmed the promenade des Anglais, as rescuers are still there, before shooting himself. Photographs of the man, so far unknown of justice, taken into the cabin of the truck on 11 and 13 July were found in the phone’s killer.

Mohamed Walid W., who was also in regular contact with Chokri C., had sent 10 January 2015 an SMS to Lahouaiej Bouhlel: “I am not Charlie … I’m glad they brought back the soldiers of Allah to finish the job.”

  • H. Artan, 38 and Enkeledja Z., 42

This couple is suspected of Albanians with Ramzi A. of involvement in the provision of automatic gun that the killer had used to shoot repeatedly at police before being shot.

the killer

He presented in the words of François Molins a “certain interest” but “recent” to the radical Islamist movement. The Tunisian, 31, arrived in France in 2005, was described by witnesses as violent, unstable, living far from the precepts of radical Islam, “eating pork, drinking alcohol, using drugs and having unbridled sex life “had detailed Paris prosecutor on Monday. But the elements revealed by the survey clearly show that he has carefully planned his act, praising the truck and pretend perform trails on the Promenade des Anglais. It seems that he was not content to do so in the days before the carnage. Clichés found in his phone, including fireworks of July 14, 2015 and August 15 of that year, could the thesis of an act “matured” for several months. On January 1, Lahouaiej Bouhlel had also photographed a section of Nice-Matin entitled “He voluntarily bearing down on the terrace of a restaurant.”


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