Indian Supreme Court accepts appeal request for Italian pair
Couple sentenced to life in prison in 2010 for alleged murder04 February, 14:32
Indian authorities arrested and tried Tomaso Bruno from the northern town of Albenga and Elisabetta Boncompagni from Turin in February 2010 after discovering their travel companion, Francesco Montis, dead in a hotel room the three had been sharing in Varanasi.
Montis was found strangled in what investigators believe was a "love triangle" gone wrong.
"It is like waking from a nightmare that has lasted too long. Though we still do not know if the retrial will last a day or more hearings will be set, nevertheless this is good news," Bruno's parents, Marina Maurizio and Euro Bruno said.
"When we met with (Foreign Minister Giulio) Terzi in January he promised to follow the case closely. And he did," said Maurizio.