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Son of French movie star in court on gun charges

Prosecutors seek a suspended sentence for Guillaume Depardieu.
Prosecutors seek a suspended sentence for Guillaume Depardieu.

A prosecutor asked Tuesday for a one-year suspended prison sentence, a fine and psychological counseling for actor Guillaume Depardieu, who faces charges of threatening a man with a gun.

The son of celebrated French movie star Gerard Depardieu briefly became ill during the hearing at Lisieux in Normandy, France, forcing a 25-minute suspension. The hearing resumed after a doctor checked the 32-year-old actor.

Depardieu faces charges of illegally carrying a weapon, violence with a weapon and menacing behavior for allegedly threatening a man with a firearm while at a Normandy bar in August. Police said he drew the weapon and fired it in the air after the man mocked his clothes.