French teen killed bybat-wielding neighbour

17th August 2004, Comments 0 comments

NANTERRE, France, Aug 17 (AFP) - A 15-year-old French boy died Tuesday after a neighbour attacked him with a baseball bat following a heated argument at their housing estate outside Paris, police said.

NANTERRE, France, Aug 17 (AFP) - A 15-year-old French boy died Tuesday after a neighbour attacked him with a baseball bat following a heated argument at their housing estate outside Paris, police said.

In the violence late Monday, a 49-year-old man who police said was from the former Yugoslavia, living in the Nanterre suburb west of the capital, "hit the 15-year-old boy of north African background on the forehead and the throat with a baseball bat," one officer said.

The boy died in hospital early Tuesday.

The assailant was taken into custody immediately after the assault.

© AFP

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