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Briton to face trial for 1996 murder of Frenchwoman in Ireland

PARIS: A British man is to face trial in France for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, the wife of a celebrated French film producer, in Ireland in 1996, his lawyer said on Thursday. The main appeals court in Paris has ruled there are "sufficient elements" to put Ian Bailey, 60, on trial for the killing, his lawyer Dominique Tricaud said, adding that his client is considering mounting a challenge to the ruling. Toscan du Plantier, who was the 39-year-old wife of film producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier, was found…