Samson D & # 39; Souza guilty of killing British teen Scarlett Keeling in India
The man is found guilty of killing the British teenager Scarlett Keeling who has been raped and killed on a beach in Goa
- Samson D & # 39; Souza guilty of & # 39; guilty manslaughter that does not amount to murder & # 39;
- Scarlett Keeling, 15, found battered and partially dressed on the Indian beach, 2008
- D & # 39; Souza & # 39; found guilty of mistreatment, destruction of evidence and the provision of drugs to Scarlett & # 39;
Samson D & # 39; Souza has been found guilty of the & # 39; culpable manslaughter that does not amount to murder & # 39; killing 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling in India
A man charged with the rape and murder of 15-year-old British Scarlett Keeling has been found guilty of her death.
The high court in Goa, India, found one of the two men accused of her murder, Samson D & # 39; Souza, guilty of & # 39; guilty murder that doesn't amount to murder. & # 39;
The other man, Placido Carvalho, was acquitted.
Scarlett & # 39; s battered body, which had sustained 50 injuries during her attack, was found partially clothed on Anjuna beach while on vacation with her family in February 2008.
D & Souza was found guilty of mistreatment, destruction of evidence and the provision of drugs to Scarlett, Keelings lawyer told BBC.
Both men were acquitted earlier in 2016, but the Central Bureau for Investigation (CBI) appealed the judgment.
D & # 39; Souza (photo of leaving the court after he was acquitted in 2016) was found guilty of mistreatment, destruction of evidence and the provision of drugs to Scarlett, Keelings' lawyer against the BBC
Placido Carvalho (left) was also accused of Scarlett & # 39; s rape and murder but was acquitted
D & # 39; Souza will be sentenced on Friday.
When Scarlett's body was first found, the police accidentally recorded her death and it was only when her family campaigned for a second post-mortem that she was drugged and raped before she drowned in the sea.
Her mother, Fiona MacKeown, had to campaign for a second post-mortem with her daughter – proving that she had been drugged and raped
D & # 39; Souza and Carvalho denied the allegations of rape and murder that were brought against them and they did not go on trial until 2010.
A verdict in which they were both found innocent was not reached until six years later in 2016.
Local indignation led the Central Office for Research to appeal.
The Scarlett family was on vacation and had spent two months in a seaside town in Goa before moving further along the coast to Karnataka.
Her mother, Fiona MacKeown, sent her back to Goa for a Valentine's party in the care of friend Julio Lobo, 25.
Mrs. MacKeown found her daughter's panties, shorts and sandals near the shoreline when she went hunting for Scarlett two days later.
Cocaine, ecstasy and LSD were found in her system.
Before the court, the Prosecution claimed that the two men had worked in a hut on the beach and had urinated her with drugs before they raped her.
Mrs. MacKeown had to wait four years before she could bury her daughter because persistent delays in the trial would not allow her body to return home to Bideford in Devon.
Mrs. MacKeown had to wait four years for her daughter to be buried because continued delays in the trial would not allow her body to be returned home to Bideford in Devon.
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