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Austria: Life Sentence For Gambian In Au-Pair Murder

According to DNA evidence, Mann had had sexual contact with both men

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An asylum seeker living illegally in Austria has been jailed for life for murdering an American au-pair after he caught her in bed with another asylum seeker.

The 24-year-old defendant, a failed asylum seeker from Gambia, had insisted he was innocent. But the jury unanimously found him guilty of murder, and he has been jailed for life for suffocating Lauren Mann to death in her flat in Vienna in January.

Passing sentence the judge in the case Ulrich Nachtlberger said: “In a case like this, after all we have heard only the very highest punishment is appropriate.” He said that the accused had “shamelessly abused the caring nature and trust” of his 25-year-old victim, and then lied about what he had done in order to escape the punishment.

He said that his motives for killing her were nothing other than of the “lowest possible order”.

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