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Self-defense: French bar owner condemned to 7 years prison for "disproportionate response"


Luc Fournié, owner of a bar in the southern French town of Lavaur, in the Tarn, was condemned on Wednesday to seven years prison after he was convicted for the killing by gunshot wound of a 17 year old burglar back in 2009. While Mr Fournié claimed legitimate self defense, his plea was not accepted by the jury. The court judged his reaction "disproportionate in regard to the time elapsed."

Four days had passed between the moment the sister of Mr Fournié discovered the window bars of the French bar-tabac had been damaged and the death by gunshot wound of Jonathan Lavignasse.

The Cour d'assises of Albi estimated the French business owner was guilty for the murder of Jonathan Lavignasse and of the wounding of Ugo Bernardon while rejecting the self defense plea.

After his sister alerted him about the damaged window bars, Luc Fournié had "readied him

Added: Apr-2-2015 Occurred On: Apr-2-2015
By: Ariomaniac
Regional News
Tags: France, self defense,
Location: Lavaur, Midi-Pyrénées, France (load item map)
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