Italy court overturns conviction of scientists over quake warning

November 10, 2014 6:40 PM

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ROME (Reuters) - An Italian appeals court on Monday overturned a 2012 manslaughter conviction against six scientists and a government official for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake in L'Aquila five years ago that killed more than 300 people.

Judge Fabrizia Ida Francabandera said there was no case to answer, according to video streaming of her reading the verdict, absolving the defendants of a six-year jail sentence handed down two years ago.

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