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Toulouse Killer’s Father Suing Police for Murder

Inspired by al-Qaeda, Mohamed Merah killed 7 at Jewish school in March

By: Sammy Hudes

Published: June 13th, 2012 in News » World

Toulouse Killer’s Father Suing Police for Murder

The father of Toulouse gunman Mohammed Merah, who was shot dead by French police in March after going on a killing spree, is suing police for allegedly murdering his son, according to the National Post.

Mohamed Benalel Merah, the gunman’s father, said in March that he wanted to sue the RAID elite police unit that shot his son dead on March 22, ending a 32-hour siege at his residence.

On Monday, his lawyers announced that they had filed a murder suit in Paris.

“This is a suit against unnamed persons for murder with aggravating circumstances concerning those who gave the orders at the top of the police,” Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, one of the lawyers representing Merah, told AFP.

Merah’s legal team is led by Algerian lawyer Zahia Mokhtari.

The 23-year-old had shot dead three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, as well as three soldiers, in a drive-by shooting on his motorbike in March.

He reportedly filmed himself carrying out the attacks and confessed to police before he was shot dead while jumping from his window during a daylong siege at his apartment.

“You’ve got 300 to 400 heavily armed people and a guy shut up all alone in his apartment. That alone is enough to raise questions,” said Coutant-Peyre, who noted the family had video evidence that would be turned over to the authorities upon request.

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