France says factory beheading suspect has committed suicide

December 23, 2015 11:25 AM

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PARIS — French authorities say that man suspected of beheading a businessman at a French gas factory in June has committed suicide in his prison cell.

Deputy Prosecutor Jean-Michel Bourles in Evry, a Paris suburb, said Wednesday that Yassin Salhi hanged himself with an electric cable Tuesday night in Fleury-Merogis prison. The former delivery driver faced preliminary murder and terrorism charges and of suspected of ties to Islamic State extremists...

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