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Court sentences security guard to 2 years for killing thief

Suspended sentence, mistook stones for gunfire

06 December, 20:08
Court sentences security guard to 2 years for killing thief (ANSA) - Bergamo, December 6 - A court in Bergamo on Friday sentenced a private security guard, 57-year-old Oscar Lombardoni, to two years in jail for killing a thief he caught stealing at night last June in a supermarket in the northern town of Albano Sant'Alessandro near Bergamo.

The court issued a conditional suspended sentence, which means Lombardoni will not go to jail provided he is not convicted of another crime in the future, and said the man acted out of self-defence, firing at the thief after he was attacked by him and mistook stones thrown against his car for gunshots.

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