Three more teens charged with involvement in French teacher death | NOW

France sued three more teenagers on Friday for involvement in the beheading of Samuel Paty, a source in the justice department told the French news agency AFP. The trio, two eighteen-year-old men and a seventeen-year-old girl, are charged with terrorist conspiracy.

According to the prosecution, the two men have been in contact with the 18-year-old man who killed the teacher on October 16. The girl is said to have been in contact with one of the two accused men. The teens are in jail awaiting the case.

With Friday’s charges, a total of ten people have now been charged with involvement in the murder, including two children who pointed the perpetrator to Paty, the news agency writes.

Paty, 47, was beheaded by an eighteen-year-old man of Chechen descent while walking home from school. The perpetrator allegedly did this because the teacher showed cartoons of the Islamic prophet Mohammed during a lesson on freedom of expression.

The attacker was shot by the police officers. The French police arrested several people after the murder, including family members of the perpetrator.


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