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Two Cambodians Sentenced to Life for Killing Canadian Boy

A court in Cambodia has handed down life sentences to two men for the killing a Canadian toddler during a hostage crisis at an international school.

Chea Sokhom, who led the raid on the school, and another accomplice, Un Ny, received life sentences Friday. Six others were sentenced to between two and 20 years.

The Cambodians were found guilty on charges of kidnapping and murder in connection with the June hostage-taking at the school in northwestern Cambodia.

Dozens of children were held captive, and a Canadian boy was fatally shot during the standoff between authorities and the hostage-takers, who demanded money in exchange for the children's release.

Group leader Chea Sokhom admitted the raid, saying he wanted to kidnap the two children of a South Korean former employer who he had had slapped him.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.