Jailed French singer Betrand Cantat will appeal his eight-year prison sentence for murdering his actress girlfriend Marie Trintignant.

Cantat was jailed in March (04) after a court in Vilnius, Lithuania ruled the NOIR DESIR frontman was responsible for Trintignant's death after a fight in a hotel room in the city last year (03).

Cantat claimed he hit her several times and she fell hitting her head - causing injuries which killed her weeks later in Paris - and his lawyer has revealed he plans to appeal the verdict.

However, Trintignant's family maintain the singer's sentence is too lenient, and have asked for it to be increased.

19/05/2004 13:45