Saturday July 21, 5:05 PM
Officer charged with murder after G8 death
GENOA, Italy, July 21 (AFP) -
The police officer who shot dead a young Italian protester during demonstrations against a Group of Eight summit here was charged with murder, the prosecutor's office said.
A second carabiniere officer is also under investigation but a decision on an indictment will only be made after a post-mortem.
Carlo Giuliani, 23, died after being shot during protests Friday.
The interior ministry said initial inquiries showed Giuliani had been shot by an injured carabiniere whose vehicle was cornered by demonstrators.
Witnesses said the vehicle drove twice over the protester's body.
The second carabiniere was at the wheel of the vehicle.