Killer of French priest was in jail for trying to join ISIS, but was paroled in March

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7/27/16

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Adel Kermiche, the mentally disturbed 19-year old ISIS follower who slit the throat of a Catholic priest during mass in the small town of Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray — near Rouen in Normandy in north-west France — was sent to prison in May 2015 for trying to go to Syria to join ISIS, but was released on parole on March 2016 over the objections of the prosecution.

Kermiche’s family told the police that he had become increasingly radicalized, and friends said he talked openly about attacking a church.

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