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Man charged with killing French national in Budapest

The Budapest Public Prosecutor's Office has charged a man with US-British-Hungarian citizenship with stabbing a French national in February 2020 in Budapest.

According to the charges, the accused arrived in Budapest in December 2019, and on the night of February 7, 2020, he drank a large amount of alcohol in several pubs in Budapest.

In the small hours of Feb. 8, the accused ran up to a 25-year-old Frenchman walking on the pavement near Karolyi Gardens in central Budapest, hit him in the face twice and stabbed him in the chest with a knife that he had on his person. The victim died on the spot.

The 28-year-old accused was charged with homicide.

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