Melbourne: An Australian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal of the Melbourne teenager who was sentenced to 13 years in jail for killing Indian student Nitin Garg, a crime which outraged public opinion in India and put the bilateral relations under stress.
The teenager, who was 15-year-old at the time of incident in 2010, had appealed claiming the sentence was 'manifestly excessive', given his extreme youth, guilty plea and unintentional nature of crime, reports said.
Justices Marcia Neave, Peter Buchanan and Bernard Bongiorno of the Victorian Court of Appeal rejected his plea.
Buchanan said the sentencing judge, Paul Coghlan, had struck the appropriate balance between the boy's age and the gravity of his crimes....more
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