An appeal trial for French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been set for June 30 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cantat, 40, is appealing his eight-year prison sentence after a Vilnius court on March 29 found t

PARIS -- An appeal trial for French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been set for June 30 in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Cantat, 40, is appealing his eight-year prison sentence after a Vilnius court on March 29 found the artist guilty of killing his girlfriend, the actress Marie Trintignant.

During the trial, Cantat admitted to hitting Trintignant several times during an argument on July 27, 2003. The actress was found unconscious in her hotel room in Vilnius, and died Aug. 1.

The court found Cantat guilty of causing the death of Trintignant and delivered an eight-year sentence; the maximum was 15 years.

The Trintignant family is also appealing the ruling, asking for a tougher sentence.
Cantat is the lead singer of French rock band Noir Desir, which is signed to Universal Music France's Barclay label.