On July 26, 2019, high school friends 18-year-old Gabriel Natale-Hjorth and 19-year-old Finnegan Elder met up in Rome, Italy, and got involved in an altercation that left 35-year-old Carabinieri officer Mario Cerciello Rega, dead.

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Frances D'Emilio, NBC Bay Area. July 30, 2019. Slain Police Officer in Italy Didn't Have Gun When Stabbed

Dan Noyes, ABC7. July 30, 2019. Rome Police Stabbing: Step-by-step account of what happened in death of Italian officer allegedly by Bay Area's Finnegan Elder and Gabe Natale

Katie Dowd, SFGate. August 6, 2019. 'He's not an assassin': Father of Marin teen accused in Italy cop slaying speaks to media

Dan Noyes, ABC. September 16, 2019. I-TEAM: New evidence, new questions in case of Bay Area teens, held in death of Italian police officer

Dan Noyes, ABC. September 16, 2019. Guns, Knives, Drugs: Italian investigators leak WhatsApp messages from accused killer of Rome police officer

Dan Noyes, ABC7. January 21, 2020. I-TEAM EXCLUSIVE: Bay Area man says son suspected in Rome officer killing roughed up during questioning

Dan Noyes, ABC7. February 14, 2020. Rome Officer Killing: Leaked video shows defendant Gabe Natale blindfolded during questioning

Dan Noyes, ABC7. February 26, 2020. Rome Officer Killing: Bay Area suspects come face-to-face with widow, brother during trial

Dan Noyes, ABC7 News. June 24, 2020. Rome Officer Killing: Trial underway for Bay Area college students in killing of Italian officer after COVID-19 delays

Dan Noyes, ABC. September 16, 2020. ​​Bay Area defendant in killing of Italian police officer apologizes

Chico Harlan, Washington Post. May 5, 2021. Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale-Hjorth convicted in Italy of murder for 2019 killing of police officer

Dan Noyes, ABC7. May 6, 2021. Rome police officer killed: Americans Finnegan Elder, Gabriel Natale Hjorth guilty; sentenced to life in prison

Dan Noyes, ABC7. May 6, 2021. Parents, attorney respond after CA college students sentenced to life in killing of Italian officer

Dan Noyes, Ken Miguel, ABC7 News. May 6, 2021. California college students accused of killing police officer - '32 Seconds: A Deadly Night in Rome'

Amy Graff, SFGate. May 7, 2021. Attorney, parents react after Marin classmates get Italy's harshest sentence

CBS News. July 14, 2021. Rome court defends murder convictions of 2 young tourists from California: Slain officer's "martyred body speaks for him"

Finnegan Elder - Speech During the Cerciello Rega Trial