All 14 defendants found guilty in terror attack against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo

Members of public the light candles in tribute near the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/TNS)

All 14 defendants charged in the 2015 terrorist attacks against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket were found guilty Wednesday.

Three of those people were tried in absentia, including the fugitive widow of ISIS gunman Amédy Coulibaly, who was killed inside the kosher store.

The series of attacks took place in Paris in early January 2015, leaving 17 people dead along with the three gunmen. ISIS and al Qaeda jointly claimed responsibility for the massacre.

The 11 defendants who were present at the three-month trial received sentences ranging from four to 30 years in prison.

The two men who helped Coulibaly’s widow, Hayat Boumeddiene, flee to Syria after the attack are believed to be dead but were sentenced to life in prison just in case. The woman is thought to still be alive.


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