There are no terrorist motives in the murder of a French tourist in Morocco

A Moroccan court ruled out a terrorist motive behind the murder of a French tourist and the attempted murder of another Belgian in the south of the kingdom months ago, ordering the accused to be hospitalized. in a psychiatric hospital, reported Wednesday by the media locals .

The sites web news outlet “Hespress” and “Parlament” said the Criminal Chamber of the Rabat court “ruled the absence of criminal responsibility for the murder of a French tourist in the city of Tiznit” in southern Morocco in January.

Consequently, it resolved “to place the accused in the Al-Razi psychiatric hospital” in the city of Salé, adjacent to the capital.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office had entrusted the investigation into the 31-year-old suspect of the two crimes to the anti-terrorism police, on the basis of “suspected terrorist motives”.

But the court concluded to rule out this suspicion.

The police had previously indicated, at the time of the arrest of the accused on January 15, that he had been “previously admitted to the psychiatric ward of the Hassan I hospital in Tiznit, for a period of one month”.

The first crime took place inside a market in the city of Tiznit, near Agadir, where the accused attacked a 79-year-old French tourist, killing her.

He was arrested later the same day in Agadir after assaulting another Belgian tourist, inflicting injuries that required his hospitalization. in hospital.