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American Sentenced to Life in Czech Prison for Murder

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U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren, charged with the quadruple murder of his Czech relatives in 2013, arrives for his trial at the Regional Court in Brno, Czech Republic, July 20, 2016.

U.S. citizen Kevin Dahlgren, charged with the quadruple murder of his Czech relatives in 2013, arrives for his trial at the Regional Court in Brno, Czech Republic, July 20, 2016.

A Czech court sentenced an American to life in prison Wednesday after he was convicted of murdering a family of four three years ago.

A judge ruled that Kevin Dahlgren, 24, fatally stabbed a mother, father, and their two sons in their home during a visit to the Czech town of Brno on May 22, 2013.

Dahlgren, originally from Palo Alto, California, was arrested at a Washington, D.C. airport the next day after Czech authorities issued an international warrant.

Czech authorities found the four bodies in a family house in the city of Brno, about 200 kilometers southeast of Prague. Dahlgren was a relative of the victims.

Dahlgren refused to testify at the regional court in Brno, but called the event a tragedy.

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