French TV Plays Toulouse Killer Tape

    This undated and unlocated frame grab provided Wednesday, March 21, 2012, by French TV station France 2 shows Mohamed Merah, the suspect in the killing of 3 paratroopers, 3 children and a rabbi in recent days in France. An Islamic extremist who boasted of killing seven people to strike back at France died Thursday after jumping from his window, gun in hand, in a fierce shootout with police, a French minister said. The death of Mohamed Merah, 23, ended a more than 32-hour standoff with an elite police squad trying to capture him alive. Merah was wanted in the deaths of seven people, three paratroopers, three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi, all killed over 10 days. Another student and another paratrooper were wounded in his attacks.  (AP Photo/France 2)

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    Sunday a French television channel broadcast a recorded conversation between police and killer Mohamed Merah during his March shootout in Toulouse that resulted in the deaths of three soldiers, four Jews, and ultimately Merah himself. The broadcast sparked outrage from relatives of Merah’s victims, launching an investigation from the French police into how and why the television channel broadcast the recordings. Manuel Valls, France’s interior minister, said the decision to broadcast the dialogue was in poor taste, especially because court proceedings for the shootings were still in motion at the time.

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