Court upholds Corsican separatist's murder verdict

By REUTERS
June 21, 2011 00:26

PARIS - A French court upheld on Monday earlier guilty verdicts against a Corsican separatist for the 1998 murder of the government's top official on the Mediterranean island.

Yvan Colonna, 51, was given a life sentence for the murder of Prefect Claude Erignac, in what has been one of the most high-profile cases in 40 years of separatist violence on the island. The former shepherd could be released on parole in 2021.


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