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Former Witness Arrested in Connection With 2012 French Alps Murders

Authorities say they want to verify local man's schedule

(Newser) - Almost a decade after three members of an Iraqi-British family were murdered in the French Alps , another arrest has been made. A French prosecutor said Wednesday that a person had been detained in connection with what is known as "the 'Chevaline events' of Sept. 5, 2012," CBS...

Victim's Brother Busted in Alps Massacre

Zaid al-Hilli brought in for questioning

(Newser) - British police have arrested a suspect in the killing of four people in the French Alps last year—and it's reportedly the brother of one of the slain men. Zaid al-Hilli, 54, was arrested near London, according to numerous reports . "We felt there were enough reasons to take...

Alps Murder Victim Had Saddam Hussein's Money
Alps Murder Victim Had Saddam Hussein's Money
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Alps Murder Victim Had Saddam Hussein's Money

Saad Al-Hilli held part of the secret stash: German police

(Newser) - The British engineer killed in the French Alps may have been murdered for holding some of Saddam Hussein's private fortune, the Telegraph reports. German secret police have given French authorities evidence to that effect to help in their investigation of Iraqi-born Saad Al-Hilli, who was killed on September 5...

Alps Massacre Victim Saw Only One Killer

7-year-old girl could be crucial witness

(Newser) - A clue has emerged in the brutal murder of three British family members as they vacationed in the French Alps last week. One of the survivors, a 7-year-old girl, reveals to police she saw only one killer, reports Sky News . Zainab al-Hilli, the daughter and granddaughter of the victims, could...

Alps Survivor, 7, Tells Police of 'Terror'

Zainab al-Hilli emerges from coma, may be able to ID shooter

(Newser) - The 7-year-old survivor of a multiple shooting in a vacation area of the French Alps has emerged from a coma to tell investigators of the "terror" of watching her family gunned down. Zainab al-Hilli apparently remembers details of the shooting last week that left her parents and maternal grandmother...

Bomb Squad at Home of Alps Murder Victim

Neighbors around Saad al-Hilli's home evacuated

(Newser) - Neighbors of Saad al-Hilli , who was killed along with his wife and mother-in-law in the French Alps last week, were evacuated today as an Army bomb squad descended on the $1.6 million home in England, Reuters reports. Police cordoned off a wider area around the house and released a...

France Murder Victim Clashed With 'Control Freak' Brother

Bludgeoned daughter emerges from coma

(Newser) - A new detail in this week's multiple murder in the French Alps: Saad al-Hilli, who was gunned down with his wife and mother, had written a letter calling his brother a "control freak" who should be wiped "out of my life." Saad and brother Zaid clashed...

French Murder Victims Each Shot Twice in the Head

Husband worked on secret defense contract

(Newser) - A multiple murder in France is looking more like a planned killing than a robbery gone wrong—because each of the four victims received two bullets to the head among their other gunshot wounds, the Guardian reports. "I cannot say if the killer or killers were professional; all...

Did Family Feud Lead to Grisly Alps Massacre?

Brother eyed, but he's already gone to police to attest to his innocence

(Newser) - The plot is thickening around the horrific massacre of a British family in the French Alps. Police say the killings bear the hallmark of a professional assassination—and they are questioning the brother of one of the victims. "It seems that there was a dispute between the two brothers...

Girl Hid for 8 Hours Under Bodies in Alps Killing Spree

At least 4 shot to death in a forest: officials

(Newser) - A horrific story out of the French Alps: Four adults were found shot to death in or near a BMW yesterday, and beneath the legs of a dead woman cowered a 4-year-old, terrified but alive. She apparently spent some eight hours tucked beneath the body of her mother and next...

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