November 30, 2021

Sentenced for the murder of Mireille Knoll, Yacine Mihoub appeals

Sentenced to life imprisonment for the anti-Semitic murder of Mireille Knoll in 2018, Yacine Mihoub appealed against the judgment, Agence France-Presse learned Monday, November 15 from his lawyer, Charles Consigny, confirming information from RTL.

On November 10, the Paris Assize Court found Mr. Mihoub, 32, guilty of killing in Paris, on March 23, 2018, Mireille Knoll, aged 85, with eleven stab wounds. His sentence was accompanied by a safety period of twenty-two years.

The old lady, who had escaped the Vel ‘d’Hiv roundup in 1942, was a neighbor of his mother’s apartment building and he had had a special relationship with her since he was a child.

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“Global anti-Semitic context”

The court considered that the facts had been registered in a “Global anti-Semitic context” and “The villainous character [avait] been fueled by a hatred because of belonging ” from victim to “Jewish religion” and by “Beliefs that riches can be concealed” in the victim’s accommodation.

At trial, Mr. Mihoub denied killing Knoll.

His co-accused, Alex Carrimbacus, 25, was cleared of the murder, but sentenced to fifteen years in prison with a two-thirds safety sentence for aggravated theft from the victim. The anti-Semitic character was also retained for him, as well as the aggravating circumstance of the vulnerability of Knoll, very weakened by Parkinson’s disease.

Finally, Mr. Mihoub’s mother, Zoulikha Khellaf, was sentenced to three years in prison, including one year at home under electronic surveillance. She was found guilty of destroying objects and cleaning up the murder weapon.

The World with AFP