Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Police officer jailed for killing Lazio fan

An Italian police officer was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a Lazio supporter two years ago.

Gabriele SandriLazio fans in the Arezzo court reacted angrily to the manslaughter verdict after prosecutors had asked for a 14-year sentence for murder.

Luigi Spaccarotella shot dead 26-year-old Gabriele Sandri at a motorway service station following a scuffle between Lazio and Juventus fans on November 11, 2007.

The officer had argued he pointed his gun in the air to break up the fight and that a second shot went off by accident as he ran after the cars.

The incident prompted riots by Lazio supporters in Rome and fans of rival clubs which led to a general crackdown on football-related violence around the country.

Source: Reuters

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