The Juvenile Court has issued its decision. After two weeks of hearings, the closed-door trial of six former schoolchildren involved in the 2020 murder of Samuel Paty by a young jihadist ended on Friday. The Paris juvenile court sentenced them to sentences ranging from a suspended prison sentence to 24 months in prison and 18 months for the teenager who had been on the lookout.
Five of them were on trial for conspiracy to commit aggravated violence. They are accused of having guarded the surroundings of the school and pointed out the history teacher to the assailant for a fee. The man who had been on the lookout was sentenced to 24 months in prison, 18 of which were suspended. The last defendant was on trial for slanderous denunciation. She received an 18-month suspended sentence. The trial was held behind closed doors due to the young age of the defendants at the time of the incident, between 13 and 15 years old.
This trial was the first in the case of the professor's murder. It took place a year before that of the eight adults referred in this case for complicity in terrorist murder and criminal terrorist association before the specially composed Assize Court of Paris.