France: Killer of Jewish DJ found insane

France: Killer of Jewish DJ found insane

A French court ruled Tuesday that the murderer of Sebastien Salem, a French Jew knifed to death six years ago in Paris, is unfit for trial due to mental instability.

The judge rejected the family's appeal of a similar verdict handed down in 2006, which stated that the defendant, Adel Amastaibou, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and is unable to control his actions.

Amastaibou, a 26-year-old French Muslim, stabbed Salem to death with a knife and fork in the basement of an apartment building they shared in November of 2003. He was arrested and discovered to be under the influence of marijuana.

When interrogated Amastaibou said he had been "under a spell" and that he was "pleased by the death of that f-ing Jew".


Source: YNET (English)

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