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Cecillon sent back to prison


Former France captain Cecillon, who murdered his wife, in trouble again

Former France captain Marc Cecillon, who shot and killed his wife in a drunken rage at a party in August 2004 has been sent back to prison for a range of charges including assault.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison in 2006 after being found guilty of murder, but the sentence was reduced to 14 years on appeal, with the former player released in 2011 after 7 years in prison.

Capped 46 times for Les Blues in the 1980’s and 90’s, he appeared in the Perpignan Criminal Court on Monday charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol, without a license and at excessive speed, violence against a person in a state of drunkenness and theft”, according to local publication L’Independant.

Cecillon, who had been working as a farm worker at a vineyard, had been drinking at a post-harvest evening event. The 59-year-old pushed his boss and some workers who tried to intervene, before hitting a vehicle parked on the farm.

He’s been sentenced to 12 months in prison including 6 months suspended and been fined 350 euros.

The former Bourgoin player told the judge that he still struggles with alcohol problems.

The 1.92m, 110 kg forward spent his entire club career with Bourgoin, he captained France five times.

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Former France captain Cecillon, who murdered his wife, in trouble again