The investigation into the assassination on April 23 in a police station in Rambouillet (Yvelines) of police official Stéphanie Monfeture, by a 36-year-old Tunisian, was entrusted on Monday to two investigating judges, said the national anti-terrorism prosecution. (Pnat).

The Pnat specified that it opened on Monday a judicial investigation for "assassination of a person charged with a public service mission" and "attempted assassination of persons holding public authority" in connection with a terrorist enterprise, as well as for " criminal terrorist association ”.

The opening of this judicial investigation comes at the end of the flagrance investigation, which can last up to 16 days, opened by the Pnat on this attack.

Jamel G.

Jamel G., a 36-year-old Tunisian national holding a residence permit, fatally stabbed Stéphanie Monfeture in the throat, in the entrance to the Rambouillet police station on April 23 in the early afternoon, before being killed by gunfire from a policeman.

This delivery driver had no criminal record and was unknown to the intelligence and justice services.

But its modus operandi corresponds to recurring calls from the Islamic State (IS) group to attack the police.

According to the national anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-François Ricard, the author, whose radicalization was "hardly questionable", presented "certain personality disorders".

Investigators found pornographic images in his cellphone involving transsexuals and minors, according to a source close to the investigation.

At least five people were taken into custody in this case, including the assailant's father and two cousins, as well as a couple who had domiciled him administratively.

All were released without prosecution at this point, the last on April 27.

The investigation will aim in particular to establish if Jamel G. benefited from complicity to prepare this attack which caused a large stir, in particular within the police force.


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