A Muslim man who killed a Jewish lady in an antisemitic assault was in all probability not criminally accountable as a result of he was excessive on cannabis, a French decide has dominated.

Kobili Traore has been accused of murdering 65-year-old Sarah Halimi in her flat in Paris on Three April, 2017.

Traore allegedly recited verses from the Quran as he beat Ms Halimi, earlier than throwing her from a third-floor window.


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“I’ve killed the Shaitan [devil],” the 29-year-old reportedly shouted.

Traore has confessed to the homicide, however in a preliminary ruling on Friday, a decide who will resolve whether or not he’ll stand trial stated it was doable he was not accountable for his actions as a result of he had smoked cannabis beforehand, Le Parisien reported.

A number of psychiatric evaluations performed after the killing discovered Traore was in a state of “acute delirium” provoked by his extreme use of cannabis, the paper stated.

Traore claimed to smoke as much as 15 joints a day.

Whereas the three psychiatric assessments agreed Traore doesn’t endure from psychological sickness, they disagreed on whether or not he was fully accountable for his actions.

The decide additionally dismissed the “aggravating circumstance of the antisemitic character” of the homicide, Le Figaro reported, citing a supply near the case.

An aggravated factor of hate crime had been added to Traore’s indictment months after the homicide.

Attorneys for the plaintiff introduced they might attraction the ruling, French newspaper 20 minutes reported.


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