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French court sentences 93 year-old for murder

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Marcel Guillot was given a ten-year prison sentence for battering to death an 82 year-old woman who refused his amorous advances.

French police release man arrested in Alps murders investigation

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State prosecutor says the 48-year-old ex-cop has 'no direct link' to murders though he is still under investigation for arms trafficking.

Man arrested in Alps murder probe

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French authorities probing murder of British family and French cyclist say the 48-year-old local man had 'not appeared on their radar' until now.

French debate boundaries of reasonable self-defence after deadly jewellery heist

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A million people on Facebook have backed Nice jeweller who is now under investigation for murder after shooting dead teenager who robbed him.

Brother of French Alps murder victim released on bail

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The 54-year-old, who was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder, has been freed 'pending further enquiries', say British police.

French Alps shootings: man arrested over murder of British family

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Arrested man is thought to be brother of Saad al-Hilli, who was gunned down along with his wife and mother-in-law and French cyclist last year.

French detectives seek vehicle in Alps murder investigation

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Officers release image of dark-coloured 4x4 they want to trace in connection with murder of engineer Saad al-Hilli and three others in September.

Alps murder: DNA found at scene 'could be that of killer'

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Breakthrough comes more than seven months after members of a British family were gunned down in an isolated beauty spot close to Lake Annecy.

French Mali hostage 'killed' by al-Qaeda

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Al-Qaeda's North African offshoot claims that it killed businessman Philippe Verdon on 10 March in retaliation for France's intervention in Mali.

Briton on Paris murder charge released on bail

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Businessman Ian Griffin, to stand trial for the murder of his girlfriend in a luxury Paris hotel, is bailed from jail amid outcry from victim's family.

Briton held over murder of woman in Nîmes

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The 32 year-old neighbour of a mother who was stabbed and sexually assaulted after going jogging is being questioned as a suspect of her murder.

Former French peacekeepers convicted of Ivorian man's murder

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Three former French soldiers given suspended sentences for their roles in murder of Ivorian man during peacekeeping operations in the African state.

French judges reopen 22 year-old unsolved investigation into British student's murder

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French judges have ordered the reopening of an unsolved investigation into the 1990 rape and murder in Burgundy of a British student.

French police step up hunt for Canadian porn actor in body parts case

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A 29 year-old Canadian porn actor wanted for the murder and dismemberment of his lover has been traced to several locations in and around Paris.

French father charged with killing son in washing machine

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A 33 year-old man from Meaux, near Paris, is charged with murdering his 3-year-old son by forcing him into a washing machine and turning it on.