Fax misuse responsible for murder suspect going free

In a case of forgotten toner, it appears that French court has allowed a murder suspect to go free because the hearing did not take place within a 20 day time period.

The cause? a fax machine that had run out of toner – it was so old a replacement couldn’t be found.

The fax had been sent but it was never seen by the receiving party.

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