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In a recent ruling, an Italian appeals court has decided to reduce the sentences of two young American men involved in the tragic stabbing death of a Carabinieri police officer during a failed drug transaction in Rome back in 2019, Your Content has learned.
The incident occurred when the police officer confronted the suspects, who were allegedly involved in cocaine dealing. The Americans, claiming self-defense, mistakenly believed that the plainclothes officers were retaliating thugs from the botched drug deal.
Following the attack in Rome, the assailant took measures to conceal the knife and clean off any traces of blood. However, during the appeals process, the Italian court decided to commute their original life sentences to 24 and 22 years of imprisonment.
This decision by the Italian appeals court marks a significant change in the legal outcome for the two American tourists, adjusting their sentences while taking into account the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident, according to The Toronto SUN.