Jonathan case: an arrest warrant issued against a German serial killer

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The French justice issued Wednesday an arrest warrant against a German about the death of Jonathan, the 10-year-old schoolboy kidnapped in 2004 in a holiday center near Saint-Nazaire (Loire-Atlantique) and found dead, some weeks later, tied up and ballasted with a block in a pond.

The investigating judge in charge of the investigation into the death of Jonathan, kidnapped in the night of April 6 to 7, 2004 in a holiday center in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, said he issued this mandate "against Martin Ney , a German national currently detained in Germany ".

A track relaunched last year

The warrant of arrest will be distributed by the parquet of Nantes to Germany to consider that the prisoner can be heard. The hypothesis of his responsibility is, among others, explored for a long time by the investigators and this track was relaunched in April 2018 by indirect confessions between prisoners.

Martin Ney's prisoner then claimed to have confessed to this criminal, who had already been sentenced to life in 2012 for the murder of three children in northern Germany.

According to the daily Presse-Océan, the magistrate of Nantes hopes that the German authorities will hand the suspect to France for its indictment "early in the year 2020".

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