On Tuesday, the police officer was charged with negligent homicide, rather than manslaughter, which had been originally considered by prosecutors. Negligent homicide carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison, while manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. According to leaked claims, he will be charged with negligent homicide and not manslaughter." "My opinion, as well as others that share it, is that if this case wouldn't have become so public my client wouldn't be charged with any crime. You are saying something dramatic, that your client's case is dependent on public pressure.
Source: Ethiopian News November 19, 2019 12:00 UTC