Rome – Both American teens jailed in Rome in the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer now have private lawyers and family members in Italy.
Ethan Elder, father of Finnegan Lee Elder, arrived at Rome's airport on Wednesday on a flight from California. He didn't respond to questions shouted by reporters.
Investigators contend that his 19-year-old son stabbed Carabinieri Deputy Brigadier Mario Cerciello Rega 11 times with a military-style attack knife early on Friday near the hotel where he was staying with his friend.
According to court documents, Elder told prosecutors during his interrogation that he thought he was being strangled in a scuffle with the officer.
But prosecutors say there were no signs of physical injury on either teen.