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US teen accused of killing Italian police officer was charged with assault in California

(CNN)The California teen accused of murdering an Italian police officer in Rome had been previously charged over an assault in the United States, according to a source with knowledge of the events following the incident. The source said Finnegan Lee Elder, 19, was charged over a 2016 assault of a high school classmate that resulted in severe injury. The details of the assault and Elder's involvement, which took place on October 29, 2016 in San Francisco, were first reported by the San Francisco Chronicle Tuesday.Elder, who was 16 at the time, struck a fellow student and football teammate from the Sacred Heart Preparatory school in San Francisco resulting in the victim hitting his head on the pavement, the source told CNN. It's unclear what ...