The 18-year-old who beheaded a history teacher outside the school in France where he taught asked students in the street to point out his victim before the gruesome slaying, a French prosecutor said Saturday.
The Russian-born attacker also posted a photograph of the teacher’s body on Twitter, accompanied by a message saying he had carried out the killing, anti-terrorist prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said during a news conference, Reuters reported.
French police brought nine people in for questioning the suspected Islamist sympathizer killed the teacher, 47-year-old Samuel Paty, in broad daylight in a Paris suburb, in apparent retaliation for the use of a controversial image of the Prophet Mohammad in his classroom.
The Moscow-born Aboulakh A, who was of Chechen origin, according to The Sun, ran from the scene after killing Paty but was chased down and fatally shot when he confronted cops with a pellet gun.
Among the nine being questioned are the grandparents, parents and 17-year-old brother of