French authorities have confirmed the trial of the father of the perpetrator of the attack in front of the Champs-Elysées in Paris in June on charges of praising terrorism and threatening death, a drunk for policemen, the prosecution said Sunday.
The prosecutor summoned the man before the criminal court in Pupine, north of Paris, to appear before him on June 9 for directing death threats against state officials and his defense of terrorism, the source said.
Pending his trial, the father of Karim Cherfi, who killed a policeman in Champs-Elysées on the evening of April 20, was placed under judicial supervision.
According to a source close to the file, the man went drunk Friday to the police station Nozzi Logran in the Paris suburb, and told the officials there that if his son did not kill the policeman, he himself will “do it.”
The source later denied that the father had released the statements.
During a hearing, he explained that he had consumed alcohol and decided to file a complaint with the police after he learned that the mayor of the city of Chill, where he lived and was also home to his son, refused to bury an honorary body in the city cemetery.
Karim Charfi, 39, who has been convicted since 2005 of attempted murder three times, was killed by two bullets in the head on the Champs-Elysées Avenue and also wounded two other policemen, one seriously, and a German tourist before he was killed.
The attack took place on Paris’ famous boulevard just three days before the first round of the presidential election, and was adopted by a terrorist lobby.