The murder of Samuel Paty: the story of the Internet, hammer in the bag … investigation reports a man terrorized days before his death

Our colleagues from Le Parisien have uncovered elements related to the investigations into the murder of Professor Samuel Paty, in 2020. They report a man who lived in fear and who feared for his life.

Fourteen people have been indicted and are at risk of being tried for the murders. Two years after the murder of Samuel Pati, the investigations have officially ended since October 6 and The ParisianThe National Anti-Terrorist Prosecution must make the final indictment in the coming days.

Among the defendants are relatives of the terrorist Abdoullah Anzorov, college students who called Samuel Paty the murderer for money and those responsible for a hate campaign against the teacher, namely a parent of the student and an Islamic militant in the file S. U opens a second investigation for “failure to provide assistance to a person in danger” and “failure to prevent crime” after the denunciation of Samuel Pati’s family members. They consider that the professor has been abandoned and his discoveries Parisian tell how the man found himself isolated.

“I got calls from all over the world”

According to the latest investigation, in the days before his murder, Samuel Paty is “lonely, scared, depressed” as shown by the history of his recent Internet searches and unpublished testimonies. On October 6, 2020, the professor projected a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad taken from Charlie Hebdo as part of a lesson on freedom of expression. After the lie of a student who did not attend the course and the broadcasts of her father and the Islamic agitator Abdelhakim Sefrioui, the college receives threats. “I received calls from all over the world, Canada, Morocco, the United States and others who had heard what had happened at the college,” Bois d’ college reception agent told investigators. “Alder. The words are ‘all the Muslims in the world walk and spit in the college until the professor is fired.'” She says she was worried about Samuel Paty. A few days later, the latter e-mailed mail to his colleagues that he is “threatened by the local Islamists”. Two teaching colleagues distance themselves with shades of Islamophobia, the professor justifies himself: “I am an atheist and not baptized!”

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History of the Internet

The director of the college has informed the authorities that no special protection will be offered to Samuel Paty. “I didn’t recognize him. He was clearly scared. He was tied up (…), he hid his face. He told me not to let him go in front of his house. (…) He didn’t speak during the trip. was withdrawn,” testified a colleague who accompanied him in the car as investigations reveal a habit of walking home. On October 13, three days before his death, his Internet search history reveals a man worried: “What is a threat to public order?” or “Criminal Code for disturbing public order,” according to additional expertise from the victim’s computer. The next day, he searches for his name and searches for events related to the controversy at Bois-College. d’Aulne according to our colleagues.

Hood and hammer in bag

On the day of his death, Samuel Paty asks a colleague to bring him back in the day. “I had to tell him no about my schedule. Samuel Paty was very tense that day. He was spinning in circles in the teachers’ room. I think he hadn’t washed, he had a loose beard when, as usual, he was clean shaven,” the professor testified during his hearing.

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Samuel Paty then left the Bois-d’Aulne college on foot at around 4.45pm on 16 October. In the camera footage analyzed by the investigators, the teacher drops the hood. “Possibly to hide”, says the investigation report. “He immediately put on his hood and headphones,” the receptionist confirmed as he listened. A few minutes later, Samuel Paty was attacked. He was stabbed and beheaded by Abdoullah Anzorov, a radicalized young man from Évreux (Eure), who was shot dead shortly afterwards by the police.

Investigators made a discovery that made it possible to understand what state of mind Samuel Paty was in at the time of his death. A hammer was discovered in the backpack of the murdered teacher.

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