California man accused of killing police officer during Italian vacation says he was never shown a badge

A California man accused of murdering a police officer during an Italian vacation said neither the victim nor his partner showed their badges at any point during the fatal confrontation in 2019.

Gabriel Natale-Hjorth and his high school pal, Finnegan Lee Elder, are facing life behind bars for the death of Carabinieri Vice Brig. Mario Cerciello Rega, who was fresh off his honeymoon when he was killed during an undercover mission in Rome. The suspects, both from the San Francisco Bay area, initially blamed each other for the attack, but 20-year-old Elder eventually confessed to stabbing the officer with a

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