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Teen's lawyer seeks footage after Italian officer's slaying

Aug. 6, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The lawyer for one of two American teens jailed in Rome on suspicion of the slaying of a Carabinieri officer said Tuesday he has asked investigators to obtain all possible video footage of the area of the attack. Roberto Capra his 19-year-old client, Finnegan Lee Elder, detained for allegedly...

The Latest: Suspect's family says truth hasn't yet come out

Aug. 4, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a killing of an Italian police officer in Rome (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The family of one of the two California teenagers held in the Rome slaying of a police officer is looking "forward to the truth coming out and our son coming home," an...

Teen's family say it's looking forward to truth coming out

Aug. 4, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The family of one of the two California teenagers held in the slaying of an Italian police officer is looking "forward to the truth coming out and our son coming home," an attorney for the family said Saturday. "We feel the public has an incomplete account of the true version of these...

Italy: Teen's father says son didn't know friend had knife

Jul. 31, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The father of one of the Americans detained in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer said Wednesday that his 18-year-old son insists he didn't know his friend had a knife and "can't come to terms with what happened." Fabrizio Natale issued a statement through a lawyer after visiting...

Italy: Slain police officer didn't have gun when stabbed

Jul. 31, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A plainclothes police officer had forgotten his gun the night he was fatally stabbed during a confrontation with two American teenagers in Rome, an Italian police commander said Tuesday. Gen. Francesco Gargaro of Italy's paramilitary Carabinieri police force said that even if the officer had...

The Latest: Rome suspect attended 'fight nights', uncle says

Jul. 30, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of an Italian police officer and two American suspects (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The uncle of one of the teens jailed in Italy for the fatal stabbing of a police officer says his nephew took part in organized fights between boys in high school. The uncle of Finnegan...

Italy judge: Teen claims he knifed officer in self-defense

Jul. 29, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two American teenagers jailed in Rome in the slaying of an Italian police officer showed "total absence of self-control," making them highly dangerous to society, a judge concluded in ordering them kept behind bars while the investigation continues. Judge Chiara Gallo said in the ruling,...

The Latest: US diplomat visits teen held in officer's death

Jul. 29, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on the fatal stabbing of a police officer in Rome and two American teenagers jailed in the slaying (all times local): 8:40 p.m. The family of a 19-year-old California resident who is under investigation for the Rome slaying of an Italian police officer says a U.S. government official...

Frenchman dies in Rome after falling onto banks of Tiber

Jul. 29, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police say a 19-year-old French tourist died early Monday after falling onto the cement banks along the Tiber river in Rome. The Carabinieri paramilitary police say the teenager had left a pub with two friends when he attempted to get on a parapet bordering the Tiber in central Rome....

Italy: Teen held in officer's death 'illegally blindfolded'

Jul. 28, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An American teenager was illegally blindfolded before he was interrogated as a suspect in the slaying of a newlywed police officer in Rome, an Italian police commander said Sunday after the emergence of a photo showing the young tourist restrained with handcuffs and with his head bowed. Gabriel...