One of the ISIS gunmen who brutally slaughtered an 84-year-old priest in the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray near Rouen in Normandy has been named as 19-year-old Adel Kermiche.
Kermiche, who was known to police as a terror threat, stormed the church with an accomplice and filmed themselves slitting the throat of elderly priest Jacques Hamel .
Both attackers were shot dead after they emerged from the church shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’. Kermiche had twice been arrested for attempting to flee France to join ISIS in Syria, and had spent time in prison in both France and Switzerland.
According to Daily Mail, after being released early, he was supposed to be living with his parents in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and being monitored with an electronic tag. But under his bail conditions he was allowed to roam unsupervised between 8.30am and 12.30pm – leaving him free to slaughter the unsuspecting priest during the attack, carried out between 9am and 11am.