It is suspected that the victim, Lucy Halimi, 67, was murdered by an Arab Muslim neighbor. Neighbors say they heard the Arab Muslim man, 27, who lived on the floor below a French Jewish woman, quarreling with her and screaming he wanted to kill her just before she fell; suspect was known to the police.
World Israel News Police arrested the suspect who lives on the second floor after Halimi’s body was discovered overnight Monday at around 4:30am in the 11th arrondissement of Paris in the building’s yard.
He was sent for a psychiatric evaluation to rule out the possibility of a condition that could have impelled him to commit the murder. (Yes, he suffered from congenital Jew-hatred spread by the quran)
The suspect’s motive has not been determined, and police have yet to define the incident as a hate crime. They are investigating several options, including a robbery that went bad and a dispute that got out of hand.
The incident brings to mind the The murder of Ilan Halimi, a young Jew who was tortured and killed by young in 2006. Halimi’s death stunned many in France, especially in the Jewish community, Europe’s largest. Driven in part by anti-Semitism, a gang held him captive and tortured him for weeks before leaving him naked and handcuffed near railroad tracks. The 23-year-old Halimi died en route to the hospital.