French Bartender Convicted of Manslaughter For Letting Man Down 56 Shots

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French Bartender Convicted of Manslaughter For Letting Man Down 56 Shots

A French bartender was convicted of manslaughter after serving a man 56 shots during a drinking contest.

Renaud Prudhomme, 56, died after he broke the in-house shots record last October at Starter. The next day he went into cardiac arrest and died in the hospital.

According to the Guardian, Bartender Gilles Crepin admitted that he made a mistake by showing the shots record on the noticeboard and encouraging the victim.

Gilles lawyer said they would appeal against the ruling and that his client holds no responsibility over the man's actions.

“It’s a decision guided by emotion and the unconscious desire to set an example,” said Renaud Portejoie, “We can’t ask every customer who buys alcohol to present their medical certificates.”

Source: Guardian