The death has been ruled a suicide. Did Yassin Salhi realize he had given his life over to the service of evil? Or was he just anxious to meet the houris?
“ISIS-inspired Frenchman who beheaded his boss is found dead in jail cell,” by Sasha Goldstein, New York Daily News, December 22, 2015:
One less ISIS thug.
A Frenchman who beheaded his boss in the name of the Islamic State was found dead Tuesday in his Paris jail cell, according to local media.
Yassin Salhi was held in isolation at the Fleury-Merogis prison after the barbaric beheading during the summer. The 35-year-old delivery driver was found hanged with bed sheets from his cell and later died around 9:15 p.m. local time, Le Dauphine Libere newspaper reported.
Yassin Salhi, 35, told detectives he had killed Herve Cornara in a parking area before arriving at the plant in Saint Quentin-Fallavier, 20 miles south of Lyon, where he attempted to cause an explosion in June.
The Islamic State fanatic had been held at the massive prison outside Paris since June 26, when he strangled and then beheaded his boss, Herve Cornara, in Lyon. After the killing, Salhi, a father of three, texted a friend of selfie of him with his boss’s severed head. He then unsuccessfully tried to set off an explosion at the U.S.-owned Air Products factory in Lyon by plowing a truck into an area containing flammable liquids. The suspect instead caused only a small explosion and was attempting to ignite bottles of acetone when he was overpowered by firefighters.
Authorities said Salhi had ties to Islamic extremists but was likely inspired, not ordered, to carry out the killing.
His in-custody death has been ruled a suicide….