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An American teenager has begun a double life sentence for the murders of two British tourists in Florida last April.


James Kouzaris and James Cooper were shot dead by Shawn Tyson
after wandering into a low-income area of Sarasota in the early hours
of 16 April 2011.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.


Added: Mar-29-2012 Occurred On: Mar-29-2012
By: LickyLicky
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Tags: shawn tyson, jams kouzaris, james cooper, murder, florida, sarasota
Location: Sarasota, Florida, United States (load item map)
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  • IF OBAMA HAD A SON, HE WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS.

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  • One day out of prison and he robs and murders two innocent people due to their skin color.

    Not a tear was shed or a word given by Al Sharpton.

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  • wheres the fucking outrage...

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    • @hawker14mf Exactly...Blacks can murder Whites and the Whites just sit back and say nothing. Where is the outrage from the White Race?

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    • @hawker14mf Jesus, man. How much outrage do you need to be satisfied? This kid is gonna rot in prison for the rest of his life. In my opinion that's worst than the death sentence. What more do you want?

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    • @SSSox88
      was a sarcastic comment. turn the table around and there would be a bigger shitstorm than this Trayvon Martin fiasco. only the blacks can go crazy, if/when whites do it, its a racist gathering .... whitey just has to take it...one of these years all hell will break loose...

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  • He killed them, took their money, and walked to the store to get some Skittles and Arizona Iced Tea with it...

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  • Sometimes you just need the death penalty for true justice. jmo

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  • an utter embarrassment to himself, and the land he lives in. Fucking ingrate.......think anagram.
    Not only that, now he gets to eat sleep and live being fully provided for. There are people on te streets of this country that have comitted no crime, and thy can't have that kind of security blanket. I say, new law; "take a life maliciously, pay with yours within 10 days of conviction."

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    • @janeartr think about this rationally...no more overcrowding, jail could become a safe haven for the homeless..... keep the guards, and run it the same way, exept people can come and go. Freedom inside their own unmotivated prison.. an incentive to get out. it's fucking perfect.

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  • What a shame that two Brits come here to find their unexpected end by the actions of a piece of human trash.

    Any apologies from Sharpton here? Hello?

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    • @Salt agreed....he is going to have one Hell of a fucked up mind when he hits his 40's and realises what he's missed/will miss. I'd much rather see that then him snuffed out (and in a more humane way) than the victims

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  • Rot in the hell you chose motherfucker...I hope you get a nice small cell with Bubba!!!!!

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  • wonder what the ilks of Jackson and Sharpton and the new black panther group has to say...any marches planned? FUCK NO it happened to whitey so there is no outrage!

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  • Well, if the victims were black and the perp white, then this story would have more cow bell. Sad but true. Not trying to make light of any crime, just speaking the truth.

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  • Human waste, good riddance.

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  • What's the point, two humans killed but one gets life in prison, which means he can still breath, sleep, eat, feel, and touch things I think he doesn't deserve.

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  • Obama gave the murdered men's parents the cold shoulder. What a heartless prick!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/9173820/Parents-of-murdered-British-students-criticise-Barack-Obama.html

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  • Turning the tables, black man murdered two white people, so it had to be racially motivated. Why is it that trayvon gets so much media, and the two whites murdered in cold blood by a black get NO nationwide coverage??

    Is it because blacks kill whites with monotonous regularity and as such it isn't sensational enough?

    Or maybe whites so seldom kill black people that it is novel when it happens?

    Probably both to some degree.

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    • @Kmanbay mainly the second reason especially when all the ingrediants are present for media, reporters,and the network producers, to get a 'look at us' they pounce on it and ride it to the end. remember cayce anthony?

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    • @Amusing
      You are right, the key to this whole thing is "the unarmed balck teenager was only carrying a bag of skittles and tea".

      But the media doesn't actually try to get at the truth, because the truth doesn't sell as many copies.

      We might find out that the skittles were George's. Then he could use them in the yet to become famous "skittles defense defense". Hmmm I think you are on to somethign here. :)

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    • @Amusing
      I could not agree more with you.

      When all of the hype is gone, and the truth eventually gets out. We will have a better understanding of what really happened.

      That is unless the Obama justice department tries to go for the black vote by charging George with some bull shit civil rights charge.

      It is terrible how politicians will ruin a person to garner votes.

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  • If Barack Hussein Obama had a son, then Shawn Tyson could been his son.

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  • Race crime! It's because they were white!

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  • I try not to be biased towards blacks and thinking of them all as criminals and ghetto trash, but damn if blacks don't make that EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to do.

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  • I like wine and cheese with my crackers... ooops is that racist ?

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    • @POLICE Actually, it would be grab a set of normal dress attire.

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  • I used to live in Sarasota... Nice place but the lake in my back yard always smelled strongly of fish :/

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  • Watching this makes me believe in slavery for this N@$$∑®.

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  • You can see altitude this crook and victims so far differenced both victims they are studies to get a jobs but crook no work tried to robs peoples lazy Bastard.

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