1. Aftermath

    Toulouse Gunman’s Brother ‘Proud’

    Image #: 17352859    An undated and non-datelined video frame grab broadcast March 21, 2012 by French national television station France 2 who they claim to show Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days in France. About 300 police, some in body armour, have cordoned off a five-storey building in Toulouse where the 24-year-old Muslim shooter, identified as Mohamed Merad, is holed up. REUTERS/France 2 Television/Handout      (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW)      Reuters/France 2 Television /LANDOV

    France 2 Television, Reuters / Landov

    The elder brother of Mohamed Merah, the 23-year-old gunman who killed seven people in France, said during a closed hearing that he was “proud” of his brother’s actions. Abdelkader Merah also admitted to helping his brother steal the scooter that he used in the shootings, although he denied having known anything else about the plans. Abdelkader and his wife were arrested on Wednesday, but a judge will likely decide on Sunday if there are any grounds for opening legal proceedings against them.

    Read it at France 24