Murder rocker Cantat back in France on Tuesday

27th September 2004, Comments 0 comments

VILNIUS, Sept 27 (AFP) - French rock singer Bertrand Cantat, imprisoned in Lithuania for the murder of his actress girlfriend, will return to France Tuesday to serve the rest of his eight-year sentence, police here said.

VILNIUS, Sept 27 (AFP) - French rock singer Bertrand Cantat, imprisoned in Lithuania for the murder of his actress girlfriend, will return to France Tuesday to serve the rest of his eight-year sentence, police here said.  

A police spokesman told AFP that Cantat was due to fly out of Vilnius on Tuesday.  

Cantat, 41, lead singer of the group Noir Desir, was jailed for eight years on March 29 for beating his French girlfriend Marie Trintignant to death during a row in a Vilnius hotel a year ago. The case drew a great deal of attention in France.  

Trintignant, the daughter of veteran French film star Jean-Louis Trintignant, had been in Vilnius to shoot a television movie about the French writer Colette, directed by her mother Nadine, when she was killed.

 

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