Prince of Savoy now under Indictment
Backnanger Kreiszeitung - German Newspaper

Marseille (dpa): Prince Victor Emanuel of Savoy (52) has appealed against the court's decision to charge him with assault causing death and illegal possession of weapons after eleven years of investigation. This was announced by his lawyer yesterday in Marseille. The court in Bastia had announced the indictment on Wednesday. The son of the last king of Italy had fatally shot an uninvolved German man during an argument with a Roman playboy on the Mediterranean Island of Korsika in August 1978. The student, Dirk Hamer, who was 19 at the time, was sleeping on board of a boat lying at anchor nearby when the fired Carabiner bullet pierced the ship's side.

Translated by El Glauner