According to a judicial source, the French authorities have charged Eric Robic with aggravated manslaughter and not providing aid to a person in distress, in the death of a Tel Aviv woman he ran over two years ago. French authorities opened a probe into the incident last year, the source said.
Lee Zeitouni, 25, was run over by two men in a speeding car in September of 2011, and then left in the street to die. The case caused outrage here, and prompted the authorities to demand that the two be extradited to stand trial.
Robic is facing up to 10 years in prison, and a fine of 150,000 euros, should he be convicted. He has been forbidden to leave France or to drive pending the trial. Fellow Frenchman and co-defendant, Claude Khayat, is to appear before the courts this coming Thursday.