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2 robbers found guilty of killing French policewoman

file - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, looks at the coffin of Aurelie Fouquet, a policewoman who died in a shooting with a heavily armed commando. A French jury has found Thursday April 14, 2016 two robbers guilty of murdering the policewoman after a failed holdup and a high-speed highway chase in 2010. One robber was sentenced to 20 years in prison and the second, convicted in absentia, to 30 years. (Eric Feferberg, Pool photo via AP, File)

file - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, then French President Nicolas Sarkozy, left, looks at the coffin of Aurelie Fouquet, a policewoman who died in a shooting with a heavily armed commando. A French jury has found Thursday April 14, 2016 two robbers guilty of murdering the policewoman after a failed holdup and a high-speed highway chase in 2010. One robber was sentenced to 20 years in prison and the second, convicted in absentia, to 30 years. (Eric Feferberg, Pool photo via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A French jury has found two robbers guilty of murdering a policewoman after a failed holdup and a high-speed highway chase in 2010. One robber was sentenced to 20 years in prison and the second, convicted in absentia, to 30 years

Another defendant, accused of organizing the attempted attack on an armored cash-transportation van outside Paris, was convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime early Thursday and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

The Paris criminal court gave prison terms from one year to 15 years to five other defendants. Another one was acquitted.

The victim, Aurelie Fouquet, 26, a mother of a 14-month-old boy, was the first female local police officer killed on duty in France.

The jury returned the verdict overnight in a crowded courtroom.