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An American teenager has
been jailed for life in the US after being found guilty of the first
degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
James Cooper, 25, from Warwickshire, and James Kouzaris, 24, from Northampton, were shot in Sarasota.


The pair, who met at Sheffield University, were killed after
drunkenly wandering into the Newtown area in the early hours of 16 April
2011.
The court heard Shawn Tyson, 17, had killed them after trying to rob them.


It also emerged that hours before the murders, Tyson had been released after his arrest following a shooting on 7 April.


Tyson, who was tried as an adult at Sarasota County Court
despite having been 16 at the time of the murders, was given two life
sentences without the eligibility of parole.
'Pain you have caused'
Before sentence was passed, two


Added: Mar-29-2012 Occurred On: Mar-29-2012
By: LickyLicky
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Tags: Sean Tyson, Florida, Sarasota, USA, murder, James Kouzaris, James Cooper
Location: Florida, United States (load item map)
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