Ian Bailey, convicted for the 1996 murder of French citizen Sophie Toscan du Plantier, arrives at and leaves a Dublin court on the last day of his extradition hearing. Bailey is fighting extradition to France where he was sentenced last year in absentia to 25 years for the killing of the wife of a French film producer in Ireland.
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Ian Bailey, a 62-year-old former freelance journalist, has always denied killing Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the wife of a prominent French film producer, at her holiday home in County Cork in southwest Ireland. But on Friday in Paris Bailey is sentenced ‘in absentia’ to 25 years in prison and has a warrant issued for his arrest. Toscan du Plantier’s son Pierre-Louis Baudey-Vignaud, after hearing the verdict, says: “Ian Bailey is a murderer.” SOUNDBITE
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