US teen in Italy murder trial says cops didn't show badges

Rome (AFP) – A US teen charged with the murder of an Italian police officer in 2019 told a court on Wednesday the victim and his partner never showed their badges. Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 19, faces a life sentence along with his friend Finnegan Elder, 20, for the July 2019 death of police officer Mario Cerciello Rega during a botched drug bust in Rome while the then teens were on holiday. Elder has admitted to stabbing Cerciello with a combat knife during a fight on a dark street while Natale-Hjorth wrestled with the police officer’s partner.  Natale-Hjorth faces the same charges as Elder, as u…

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HEDGE accordingly