Officials impede formal extradition request

  • 2003-08-14
  • Steven Paulikas
VILNIUS - Buried under a mountain of bureaucratic procedures, the issue of where rock star Bertrand Cantat will meet his legal fate continues to be hashed out between Lithuanian and French officials while reawakening previous international legal disputes.Cantat, who is accused of beating his partner, French actress Marie Trintignant, into a coma that resulted in her death, has been held in Vilnius' Lukiskes Prison for several weeks awaiting the results of criminal investigations carried out by local as well as Parisian prosecutors.Yet as law enforcement officers gather evidence against Cant...
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