The prosecutor's request comes in the light of the suspect's psychiatric report.
The Paris prosecutor's office Wednesday asked the judge in charge of the investigation the murder of Sarah Halimi, a woman defenestrated in April in Paris, that the antisemitic character is retained in this case which caused a strong emotion.
The prosecution made this request in view of "psychiatric expertise" made in early September and "the first elements of the rogatory commission issued by the investigators," he said. According to this report, the disorder suffered by the murderer Kobili Traoré, who was "ravaged by an acute delusion" after heavy cannabis use, was "not incompatible with an anti-Semitic dimension".
On the night of April 3-4, Kobili Traoré had introduced herself to her 65-year-old neighbor, on the third floor of a public housing project in the popular Belleville neighborhood. To the cries of "Allah Akbar", interspersed with insults and verses from the Koran, this young Muslim had beaten her on the balcony, before rushing her into the courtyard. "I killed the sheitan" (the demon, in Arabic), had shouted the young man, who was indicted on July 10 for intentional homicide.