France in shock over teen killing
Published 22/11/2011 | 05:00
FRANCE is in shock over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl whose alleged teenager killer was admitted to a high school despite awaiting trial for another rape case.
Grief has turned to anger at how the 17 year-old, who has not been named, was granted admission to the private boarding school in Chambon-sur-Lignon, southern France, given he had spent four months in prison last year accused of the rape of another fellow pupil in another region.
Police say the teenager had admitted to "killing, raping and burning" Agnes Marin after luring her to a forest near the Cevenol international school in the Haute-Loire region, where they both studied, to go mushroom picking.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon called a special Cabinet meeting yesterday to discuss "possible failings in the chain of justice", while Justice Minister Michel Mercier ordered an inquiry to ascertain whether any "fault" had been committed by judicial or school authorities. (© Daily Telegraph, London)