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French hunter jailed for murdering British restaurant owner while cycling in the Alps

A French hunter who accidentally shot a British restaurateur while cycling in the French Alps has been arrested.

Marc Sutton, 34, who is originally from Caerphilly, Wales, was shot by the 24-year-old while cycling a popular route high up in the Alps in October 2018.

The unidentified hunter admitted firing the fatal shot that he said was intended for a wild boar.

He has been detained for a total of four years, but since three of them are suspended, he will be detained for one year.

The hunter is also prohibited from possessing a weapon for five years and from hunting for ten years.

The 34-year-old was originally from Wales

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According to the French broadcasters France3, the hunter burst into tears when the verdict was pronounced.

Two other hunters, a hunter’s father and this man’s wife, were sentenced to suspended sentences of between six and 18 months for concealing evidence.

A court heard that they had changed the hunting protocols to create the impression they were not in the area at the time.

They also put up signs after the gun warning before a hunt, to give the impression that they had taken safety precautions.

Mr. Sutton owned two restaurants with his partner

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Mr Sutton had lived in the Haute-Savoie region of France for four years with his partner, Jo Watts.

The couple owned two restaurants, one vegetarian, and were very popular with customers and known by locals.

After Mr. Sutton’s death, tributes for “nice guy” Marc flooded on social media. A shocked buddy said he was a “top boy” who is an example of “living to the fullest”.

Miss Watts paid tribute to a “kind, happy, loving man” who said they had been together for nine happy years.

Miss Watts paid tribute to a “kind, happy, loving man”.

Mr Sutton with his father John

Mr Sutton was riding a steep but popular bike path near his home when he was shot by a bullet around 6:50 p.m.

An examination found that he was wearing highly visible clothing and that visibility was good at the time.

Investigators accused the “largely inexperienced” hunting party of compiling a catalog of safety deficiencies, including the fact that they had not posted warning signs of hunting in the area.

Prosecutors said the party also failed to appoint a person in charge of the hunt, failed to establish a free area for their hunt, hunted homes within a 500-foot radius, and failed to fill out the required paperwork.

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Investigators added that the hunter did not angled the shot towards the ground as required, but shot it directly.

This led to the tragedy because when he missed the shot the bullet went far enough to hit Mr Sutton, who had unwittingly drifted into the fatal line of fire.

Frédéric Noetinger-Berlioz, lawyer for Mr. Sutton’s family, described the hunters as “pathetic and pathetic” and called the phrase “balanced … under the circumstances”.

He added that Mr. Sutton’s death was not caused by the hunt but by “criminal hunters who ignored safety rules”.

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