Murder Trial Opens for French Farmer Who Shot Truffle Thief

May 26, 2015 11:55 AM

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A French farmer is on trial for killing a suspected truffle thief with two blasts from a pump-action shotgun.

Laurent Rambaud, 37, told police he was guarding a truffle patch on his land around nightfall Dec. 20, 2010 when he was surprised by a man and a dog. Saying he feared for his life, he opened fire.

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