• Short Summary

    ALIAN DELON, THE HANDSOME HERO OF MANY FRENCH GANGSTER FILMS, WAS CALLED TODAY (12 MARCH) TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN A REAL-LIFE MURDER CASE.

  • Description

    ALIAN DELON, THE HANDSOME HERO OF MANY FRENCH GANGSTER FILMS, WAS CALLED TODAY (12 MARCH) TO GIVE EVIDENCE IN A REAL-LIFE MURDER CASE. HE WAS SUMMONED TO THE PALAIS DE JUSTICE IN VERSAILLES TO ANSWER QUESTIONS PUT BY M. RENE PATARD, THE EXAMINING MAGISTRATE FOR THE MURDERED MAN'S BODY WAS FOUND.

    THE MURDERED MAN WAS STEFAN MARKOVIC, A YUGOSLAV WHO ACTED AS THE PERSONAL BODYGUARD TO ALIAN DELON AND HIS ACTRESS WIFE NATHALIE. HIS BATTERED BODY WAS FOUND IN A SACK ON A REUSE TIP NEAR A MAIN ROAD OUT OF PARIS.

    A CORSICAN, FRANCOIS MARCANTONI, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THE MURDER, AND IT WAS EXPECTED THAT THE EXAMINING MAGISTRATE WOULD THE FILM STAR ABOUT HIS RELATIONS WITH THE ACCUSED MA, AND WOULD THEN CALL THE TWO TOGETHER TO CONFRONT ONE ANOTHER.

    THE CASE HAS GIVEN RISE TO WIDESPREAD SPECULATION IN THE FRENCH PRESS, PARTICULARLY SINCE A WITNESS CLAIMED HE HAD DINED WITH FORMER PRIME MINISTER GEORGE POMPIDOU AT M. DELON'S HOME.

    M. POMPIDOU'S OFFERED ISSUED AN IMMEDIATE DENIAL THAT HE WAS IN ANY WHAT CONNECTED THE CASE AND HE HAS NOT YET BEEN CALLED AS WITNESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5ED8N7RH9CT4ZJHLM393OXZ50
    Media URN:
    VLVA5ED8N7RH9CT4ZJHLM393OXZ50
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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