The prosecutor in Mount Lebanon charged eight detainees and four fugitives with “beating, stabbing and lynching” Mohammed Msallem in Ketermaya, southeast of the capital Beirut, on April 29.

No further details were given on the defendants, except that they were all from Ketermaya, nor on when the trial would begin.

Msallem, 38, was the prime suspect in the deadly stabbing of an elderly couple and their two granddaughters, aged seven and nine, in Ketermaya.