The mis en cause of the stabbing attack in Villeurbanne was referred Monday afternoon to the tribunal de grande instance of Lyon, said the prosecutor of Lyon. The 30-year-old Afghan, suspected of killing one person on Saturday and wounding eight others, was indicted by two investigating judges for counts of assassination and attempted murder.
The investigating judges lodged an application with the liberty and detention judge with a view to placing him in pre-trial detention, and at 7 pm he was awaiting his decision, which was to take place in the evening.
On Sunday, the Lyon public prosecutor Nicolas Jacquet said that the suspect had recognized "partially the facts" during his custody while saying "incoherent and confused," including saying "to have heard voices insulting God and giving him the order to kill. "
A first psychiatric evaluation revealed "an invading psychotic state" and he had also consumed a large amount of cannabis before the attack, revealed the toxicological analyzes.
The investigation continues and focuses now on the profile and the course of this individual while his first statements did not explain his actions. Without any judicial antecedent, the first elements sketch an erratic migrant course: he first entered France as a miner in 2009. Then, he was successively recorded in Italy (2014), in Germany (2015) and in Norway (2016), before returning home without family in France in June 2016.
Two years later, he gets asylum but not refugee status. It is placed under "subsidiary protection" of OFPRA (French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons), according to the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII). He had since held a renewable temporary residence permit.