'They're telling me I killed a cop,' US student in Rome told mother

Rome (AFP) – The US student who admitted stabbing a policeman in Rome last year was shaking and crying inside a police station after learning the attack was fatal, his mother testified Thursday at his trial. Finnegan Elder, 20, and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 19, face life sentences for the July 2019 death of police officer Mario Cerciello Rega during a botched drug bust in Rome while they were on holiday. The case — which triggered an outcry of public sympathy for the newlywed Cerciello — hinges on whether the defendants knew that Cerciello and his partner were police officers when they fought o…

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