Verdict due in Goa Briton murder trial

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The mother of a British teenager murdered in India in 2008 anxiously awaits the outcome of the trial of her alleged killers. Paul Chapman reports.

Verdict due in Goa Briton murder trial

Fiona MacKeown’s hoping the eight-year search for justice over the death of her teenage daughter in Goa is nearing an end.

A court will issue its verdict on Friday in the trial of two people accused of sexually assaulting and killing 15-year-old Scarlett Keeling in 2008.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) FIONA MACKEOWN, MOTHER OF MURDERED BRITON SCARLETT KEELING, SAYING:

“I’m hopeful that we’ll get a guilty verdict but I don’t know. I’ve got no idea which way it will go. I feel quite nervous really.”

Police originally said Scarlett Keeling drowned after taking drugs at Anjuna beach.

A murder hunt was launched after a second autopsy showed bruises, sand in her mouth, and too little water in her lungs for drowning, led to a murder hunt.

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