Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth's death

November 23, 2014 12:01 PM

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Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth's death

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli prosecutors charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets with the live round that killed the youth.

The prosecutors' decision to level a charge of manslaughter rather than murder drew criticism from the boy's father, who said the evidence showed the killing was pre-meditated.

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