Corsican nationalist Yvan Colonna has been convicted for a third time of the 1998 murder of senior French official Claude Erignac and sentenced to life in prison.
A Corsican nationalist who has already been convicted twice for the murder of a senior French official in Corsica in 1998 was found guilty for a third time on Monday.
Yvan Colonna was convicted of killing Claude Erignac, who was a prefect, or governor, of the French island and its highest-ranking state representative. Colonna was sentenced to life in prison, both in his original trial in 2007 and his appeal in 2009.
The previous sentence was overturned, however, by France's highest court over a minor procedural error in June 2010.
Date created : 2011-06-20