A French bartender has received a four-month suspended jail sentence after serving a customer 56 shots of alcohol during a drinking contest that led to his death. 

Shepard Smith reported today that the customer was trying to break the in-house shots record last October at Starter, a bar in the central French town of Clermont-Ferrand.

The customer died the next day in a hospital after winning the contest.

Smith stated that the bartender's attorney tried to argue that his client was not at fault and that the drinker had existing health issues.

Fox News legal analyst Mercedes Colwin told Smith that the bartender was convicted for manslaughter, because he encouraged the customer to drink excessively. 

The bartender has also been banned from working at a bar for a year, Smith added.

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