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Appeal confirms woman's acquittal in fatal horse accident
Luxembourg

Appeal confirms woman's acquittal in fatal horse accident

26.11.2013 From our online archive
A woman whose horse caused a fatal road accident in 2009 has been cleared of all charges for a second time by the Luxembourg appeal court, confirming a March 2013 verdict.

(CS) A woman whose horse caused a fatal road accident in 2009 has been cleared of all charges for a second time by the Luxembourg appeal court, confirming a March 2013 verdict.

The woman had initially been charged with manslaughter for failing to secure her animal properly. The horse had dashed into a road between Leudelange and Cessange on August 28, 2009. An 18-year-old motorcyclist collided with the horse and later died of his injuries.

The prosecution had requested a six-month suspended prison sentence. However, the court acquitted the woman of any fault in the accident.

This verdict was now confirmed by the appeal court, following a request for acquittal by the prosecution.