Suspects face French trial for hit-and-run death of Israeli woman

November 27, 2014 17:07


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PARIS, - Two French nationals who ran down and killed a Israeli woman with their SUV during a visit to Tel Aviv and then fled to France to avoid prosecution face a Paris criminal court on Thursday.

The death of Lee Zeitouni, 25, who was crossing a street in a pedestrian zone in September 2011 when she was hit by the speeding SUV, has enflamed public opinion in Israel.

The incident spurred a diplomatic row between Israel and France, which would not extradite the two men to Israel to face trial there because France does not extradite its nationals.

The driver, Eric Robic, 40, who had left a nightclub just before the incident, is being tried on charges of aggravated involuntary homicide and non-assistance to a person in need.

He risks 10 years in prison and a 150,000 euros fine($187,100). The passenger, Claude Khayet, 35, is charged with non-assistance to a person in need. He could be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison and a 75,000 euros fine.

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