Lawyer calls Paris attacks suspect "a little jerk"



PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Paris attacks (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

The lawyer for Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam says preliminary charges of terrorist murders and possession and use of bombs and weapons have been filed against the 26-year-old.

Frank Berton says Abdeslam will be sent to a jail outside Paris later Wednesday.

Berton says Abdeslam told an investigating judge that he would explain his role in the deadly Nov. 13 attacks in the French capital at a later date.


3:05 p.m.

The Belgian lawyer for Salah Abdeslam, the suspect in the Paris attacks who has been transferred to the French capital, has dismissed the man who was Europe's No.1 fugitive until his capture last month as having "the intelligence of an empty ashtray.""

Sven Mary, in a profile published Wednesday by the French daily Liberation, said Abdeslam was a "little jerk among Molenbeek's little delinquents, more a follower than a leader."

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