French man who decapitated his boss found dead in prison

French man who decapitated his boss found dead in prison
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Yassin Salhi said he was "motivated by grudge"


A man accused of decapitating his boss and trying to blow up a gas plant in France has been found dead in prison.

Authorities say 35-year-old Yassin Salhi hanged himself with sheets tied to the bars of his cell window.

He was in solitary confinement but had not been considered a suicide risk.

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Salhi drove his delivery van into a building at the factory near Lyon.

The decapitated body of his boss was found nearby.

Investigators considered Salhi to be a militant Islamist.

He maintained, however, that he was motivated by a grudge against his employer.

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