Lawyer in French terror case won't use videos
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The lawyer for the father of a slain French terrorism suspect now says she won't use videos allegedly in her possession to prove the wrongful death of her client's son.
Zahia Mokhtar represents the Algerian father of Mohammed Merah. Merah was accused of killing seven people in southern France earlier this year.
Mokhtar has sued the French state, asserting that police shot Merah after a 32-hour standoff to keep him silent about his work for the intelligence services.
But she has never publicly produced the videos.
She told The Associated Press on Thursday she won't use them in her lawsuit, but will give them to French authorities.
She says her decision came after French officials promised to investigate the recent leak of audio recordings of Merah's final conversations with police.