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A woman and children are escorted by a police officer near a building where the chief suspect in an al-Qaida-linked killing spree is holed up in an apartment in Toulouse, France Thursday March 22, 2012. Mohamed Merah France's chief suspect in the shooting of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi, and three French paratroopers in three separate incidents wants to "die with weapons in his hands," the interior minister said Thursday, as a standoff between the gunman and hundreds of police entered a second day.(AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)

Toulouse school shooting

A lawyer says a Frenchman suspected of helping his brother plot attacks against Jewish school children and paratroopers knew nothing about what was going on.