Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

Rocker will serve jail sentence in France.

French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintignant, by a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania, last March.

The family of Trintignant has also decided to withdraw their appeal on Cantat's sentence, meaning the eight-year prison sentence is final.

Cantat's lawyers have started procedures to extradite him back to France, where they expect him to serve his time. France and Lithuania have a judiciary convention that authorizes the transfer of convicted persons to serve sentences in their country of origin.

Cantat is currently jailed in the prison of Lukiskiu in Vilnius.


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