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A beach shack worker who raped and killed a British teenager in Goa has been jailed for ten years.

Scarlett Keeling, 15, was abused on a tourist beach in Goa and her body was found covered in 50 injuries in February 2008.

Samson D’Souza, 36, was found guilty of five charges at Bombay’s High Court earlier this week.

A beach shack worker who raped and killed a British teenager in Goa has been jailed for ten years.

Scarlett Keeling, 15, was abused on a tourist beach in Goa and her body was found covered in 50 injuries in February 2008.

Samson D’Souza, 36, was found guilty of five charges at Bombay’s High Court earlier this week.

Today he has been handed a ten-year jail sentence, according to Indian Express.

At the sentencing, defence lawyer Shailendra Bhobe argued that D’Souza is the lone earning member of his family, is a husband and a father of a 12-year-old girl, it is reported.

He also referenced six-months already served during the investigation.

Prosecutor Ejaz Khan asked judges to impose a life sentence.

At first her mum refused, but then agreed after a family friend said they’d look out for her.

Scarlett’s half-naked body was found on Anjuna beach on February 18, 2008.

Police initially declared her death was caused by accidental drowning but mum Fiona MacKeown, fought for a second inquest.

A postmortem showed there to be ecstasy, cocaine and LSD in Scarlett’s body as well as multiple cuts to her body and signs of sexual assault.

The trial at Goa Children’s Court started in March 2010, but a verdict was not reached until 2016 when judge, Vandana Tendulkar, acquitted D’Souza and Placido Carvalho – the two accused.

The case – initially investigated by the Goa Police – was handed over to the CBI, India’s premier investigation agency, who appealed the court’s not-guilty decision.

On Wednesday, Scarlett’s mum Fiona received a text from her lawyer while at work to confirm a court had overturned the acquittal of D’Souza.

The court had upheld the acquittal of Carvalho, 47…Continue Reading

By Ian Dei

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