Born in: Francia
Age: 49
Offspring: 0
Marital status: Married
Job: Transport Entrepreneur
Date of the attack: 16/11/1984
Place of the attack: Irun
Guilties: Idoya López Riaño, José Ángel Aguirre, Ramón Zapiraín Tellechea
Weapon: Gun
Killed by: ETA


Joseph Couchot was having lunch in a restaurant when three hooded individuals, including a woman, entered the premises and shot him six times with a pistol. Joseph fell to the ground, and was shot again in the head. The terrorists made off in a stolen vehicle, with the owner in the boot.


The media reported that Joseph had links to the Anti-Terrorist Liberation Groups (GAL). It was insinuated that he had given shelter to several members of the organisation at his home in Biarritz.