Uproar As French Jeweler Kills Thief, Is Charged
"I'm convinced that he fired to kill his aggressor. When he fired, his life was no longer in danger," the prosecutor said.
Valls acknowledged the frustration of jewelers, saying armed robberies of their businesses had been climbing steadily for years.
"We understand the exasperation and anger of the merchants," he said. "Those who rob must know that there is no impunity and they will be pursued relentlessly."
Castellacci said the Asli family would be satisfied if the jeweler were jailed ahead of trial, justice was done, and people stopped gloating over the 19-year-old's death."They don't understand how people can react this way. They haven't yet buried Anthony, and there's this protest. And the jeweler is still free." ___ Follow Lori Hinnant at https://twitter.com/lhinnant
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