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Gabriel Natale Hjorth, from the United States, center,  arrives in the courtroom where he is standing trial for the killing of Italian Carabinieri police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, in Rome, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Two tourists from California are accused of murdering Cerciello during their summer vacation in Italy in July 2019. (Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP)

Court experts: US youth "sorry" in police slaying trial

Jul. 22, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Court-appointed psychiatrists testified Wednesday that a 20-year-old California man accused of murdering an Italian police officer has suffered from anxiety and depression and lives with “a sense of chronic anger” but is competent to stand trial. An evaluation was requested by...

Italian officers arrested for lockdown abuses, other crimes

Jul. 22, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Seven Carabinieri officers were arrested in northern Italy Wednesday for allegedly helping drug dealers evade the country's coronavirus lockdown to obtain supplies and for alleged abuses of power dating back several years, including the extortion and torture of suspects. In an unprecedented...

Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, from San Francisco, California, attends a hearing of the trial for the case of two American teenagers accused of slaying Italian police officer Mario Cerciello Rega, at the Rome court, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Police partner at Americans' murder trial recounts knifing

Jul. 15, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian police officer testified Wednesday at the murder trial of two Americans about trying in vain to stop blood pouring out like a “fountain” from his partner who was fatally stabbed last summer on a Rome street. The two young men from California were in Italy's capital as...