Hopefully the courts toss that one into the circular file.
Father of Toulouse shooter Mohamed Merah files murder lawsuit
The father of the al-Qaeda-inspired gunman Mohamed Merah went on a killing spree in France before being shot dead by police, has filed a murder suit in Paris, his lawyers said Monday.
Mohamed Benalel Merah said in March that he wanted to sue the RAID elite police unit that shot dead his son on March 22 during a shoot-out at the end of a 32-hour siege at his flat in the southern French city.
The 23-year-old had shot dead three soldiers, and three children and a teacher at a Jewish school, in a wave of killings that shocked the country.
He filmed himself carrying out the attacks and reportedly confessed to police before he was shot dead.
“This is a suit against unnamed persons for murder with aggravating circumstances concerning those who gave the orders at the top of the police” during the assault on Merah’s flat in Toulouse, said lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre.