Report: Suspects in Zeitouni case to face trial

Suspects accused of killing Lee Zeitouni in 2011 hit-and-run to face trial in early September

French media reported Thursday that the two men suspected of killing Lee Zeitouni in a 2011 hit-and-run are to face a Paris court in early September.


The two French nationals will be indicted for manslaughter. A year ago a criminal investigation was launched after the involvement of Claude Isaac Khayat and Eric Robic, suspected of killing Zeitouni in September 2011.


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Earlier Thursday, it was reported that Robic was arrested in a night club at the French Riviera, in the possession of a loaded semi-automatic gun.


Reportedly, the two may be arrested once the hearing concludes.


Roi Peled, Zeitouni's partner, told Ynet that "Robic was an offender before Lee was killed and he sticks to his criminal ways. I hope French authorities address this issue seriously… I hope this time he won't be able to get away with it with his money and sharp lawyers."


Lee Zeitouni, 25, died in a hit-and-run in September 2011 while crossing a Tel Aviv road. Robic and Khayat, who admitted to have been in the car that hit her, fled to France after the accident.



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