‘It was a mistake, a tragedy’ - man accused of killing Davide Rebellin faces three year, 11-month sentence

Italian rider killed in November 2022 after being reportedly struck by truck driven by German Wolfgang Rieke

Davide Rebellin
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A German truck driver accused of killing former Italian professional Davide Rebellin is facing a potential sentence of three years and 11 months.

A decision will be made by an Italian court in March. 63-year-old Wolfgang Rieke may well serve the sentence under house arrest rather than in prison after his lawyers told the court in Vicenza, Italy that a plea bargain agreement has been reached with the public prosecutor. 

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