French police arrest driver who killed Moroccan boy

French police arrest driver who killed Moroccan boy
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Friday 26 August 2022 – 10:29

The French authorities arrested a French wanted for justice, in an attempt to come to Morocco. It is about a 35-year-old driver who ran over and killed a 9-year-old boy of Moroccan origin a year ago in Montpellier.

The driver was arrested on Thursday morning by border and air police at Marseille airport while trying to board a plane to Morocco, and was taken into police custody and brought before the Judge of Liberties and Detention to discuss the abolition of his control. judicial, before imprisoning him. again, French media reported Friday.

The defendant stated before the judge that he wanted to go to Morocco to look for money, without having “the intention of avoiding his judicial responsibilities”, and his attempt to travel occurred three days after his release under judicial control.

“We are not surprised, this is what we feared,” said Al-Dhahabi, the father of Adam, who was killed on August 21, 2021 by the driver.

The driver was released after a year in preventive detention, the maximum time possible in cases of manslaughter, a case that is expected to be sent to criminal justice.

“We knew that justice could not keep him in detention for more than a year, and given his statements after the incident, we also knew that he might try to escape because he was defying French justice,” Al-Dhahabi said.

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