ian bailey facing trial over sophie toscan du plantier murder - pet film producer
A British journalist has been ordered to stand trial in France for murdering a film producer in Ireland 20 years ago.
On December 23, 1996, near the hut in Shure, Cork County, Sophie Tocha du Plante was found beaten to death.
The victim's neighbor, Ian Bailey, was arrested in Ireland for killing her, but was never charged.
A local judge in France has decided to stand trial in France.
Mr. Bailey from Manchester has long denied any connection to the death of the Toscan du Plantier MS.
Her murder has become a notorious long-outstanding murder.
Mr. Bailey, 59, has been held twice for the murder, but has never been charged.
He tried to prosecute the authorities of the Republic for illegal arrest for murder, but lost the case on last March.
He claimed in court that his life had been destroyed because the police blamed him for the crimes he had not committed.
On 2012, the Supreme Court of Dublin rejected France's attempt to extradite him.
After a long investigation, the French authorities have now said that he should face trial, although the date has not yet been set.