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Report: Killer of priest was a convicted terrorist living with his parents

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 07/27/16

Details:

One of the Normandy church murderers was a convicted terrorist who was meant to be living with his parents with an electronic tag on his ankle, according to security sources. The astonishing revelation – made to the French TV news channel I-Tele – well cause further outrage in a country devastated by constant security failings. Two attackers were shot dead by police commandos during the siege at Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray this morning, and their identities are already known to the authorities. One, who lived close to the church, is said to have left for Syria in 2015 to try and join Islamic State, but he was arrested in Turkey. He was jailed for terrorist offences following a short trial in France, before being released on March 2nd this year. Bail conditions included returning to live with his parents, wearing an electronic tag, and reporting to his local police station. According to his bail conditions, the electronically tagged terrorist was allowed out unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm. Today’s attack took place between 9.45am and 11am.

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