A man in wales has been sentenced to at least 30 years in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl in revenge for a friend.
A court in the town of merthyr tydfil found the 32-year-old guilty of murder and attempted murder on friday. He had also seriously injured the stepfather of the girl in the attack in the fast food restaurant of the mother.
Background was a dispute over debts. The family of the victim had given the man 20.000 pounds (23.400 euros) that he was supposed to give to her relatives in china. However, the 32-year-old gambled away the gross part and then owed the family 14.000 pounds. The act of blood on 5. Marz had caused a national stir.
"The cruel and carefully planned and executed motive for rape is clearly in itself a significant aggravating feature," the judge emphasized. The 16-year-old girl had not done him any harm at all. "They will be in their 60s before they can apply for release. That will be in 2051," said the judge. "But the fact that release is then possible does not mean that they will actually be released. They will never leave the prison if it is not considered safe and adequate."