Italy prosecutors question suspect in US student death

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ROME — The lawyer for a homeless man accused of pushing an American student into the Tiber River in Rome says his client wasn’t the only person on the riverbank at the time.

Attorney Michele Vincelli said that based on surveillance footage of the scene, the dynamic of how Beau Solomon ended up in the water was clear. But Vincelli told reporters as he arrived Thursday for prosecutors’ interrogation of Massimo Galioto that it wasn’t clear who was responsible.

“I confirm there were other people on the riverbank in front of the American at the moment he fell in the water,” he said.

Solomon’s body was pulled from the river Monday after he was last seen at a bar early Friday, just hours after arriving in Rome for a summer study program.