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French Alps murders: Cyclist 'was shot first'

2012-10-19 21:32:55

Saad al-Hilli

Police investigating the shooting of a British family in the French Alps believe the cyclist also found dead at the scene was shot first, according to a leaked provisional scenario.

Sylvain Mollier was hit by the first bullets, the report leaked to the French Le Parisien newspaper suggests.

The killer then shot Saad al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law while they sat in their car.

French investigators suggest the killer was acting alone.

The report also details how forensic tests suggest Mr Hilli was outside the car when the shooting started, and had attempted to escape with his family, before being shot.

One of his daughters was badly hurt; the other survived by hiding in the car where she was found the following day.

The family, from Surrey, were on a camping holiday on the shores of Lake Annecy when they were killed.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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