Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer

Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer
This court drawing made on June 26, 2014, shows Mehdi Nemmouche (C), the 29-year-old suspected gunman in a quadruple murder at the Brussels Jewish Museum, during a court hearing in Versailles, France. Mehdi Nemmouche, who allegedly shot dead four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels four years ago, was ordered on April 19, 2018 to stand trial in the Belgian capital, his lawyer said. (AFP/Benoit Peyruco)
Updated 19 April 2018

Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer

Suspected Brussels Jewish museum killer to stand trial: lawyer
  • Mehdi Nemmouche is accused of killing four people on May 24, 2014
  • Nemmouche was arrested in the southern French port city of Marseille when getting off a bus from Brussels

BRUSSELS: Frenchman Mehdi Nemmouche was ordered Thursday to stand trial in Brussels for allegedly killing four people at the Jewish museum four years ago in a jihadist attack, his lawyer said.
Judges decided there was enough evidence to try Nemmouche and alleged accomplice Nacer Bendrer, who is also French, in a Brussels court for the attack in 2014, lawyer Henri Laquay told AFP.
He did not name a date but the trial is expected to begin later this year or early next year.
But the judges decided there was not enough evidence to put Mounir Attalah, a third Frenchman linked to the attack, on trial.
On May 24, 2014 a gunman armed with an assault rifle opened fire in the entrance hall of the museum in the center of the Belgian capital, killing two Israeli tourists, a French volunteer and a Belgian museum receptionist.
Six days later Nemmouche was arrested in the southern French port city of Marseille when getting off a bus from Brussels.
Nemmouche had returned from Syria where he had been fighting with Islamist extremists.