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Indian Politician's Son Convicted of Murder


A court in India has convicted the son of a ruling party politician for the murder of a young model in 1999.

The Delhi High Court found Manu Sharma guilty Monday, in a retrial held nine months after his acquittal sparked widespread public outrage.

The court also found two other people guilty of conspiracy and destruction of evidence.

Sharma had been acquitted in February of shooting the model at close range in a trendy nightspot in front of a crowd of upper-class witnesses.

The acquittal came after a string of witnesses testifying for the prosecution changed their stories.

The case was reopened after several candlelight vigils, e-mail and phone text messaging campaigns demanding a retrial.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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