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Florida guilty verdict: reaction

Joe Hallett, a friend of Mr Kouzaris and Mr Cooper read a statement to the

court. Addressing Tyson personally he said:

"It was through your deadly action that you have taken us all on a journey to hell during the last 12 months.

– Joe Hallett, friend of James Kouzaris

Mr Hallett described the victims as

decent human beings [who] would judge a person by what is on the inside."

"They were two of the good guys in life. You pierced their hearts with bullets and you robbed my friends of their dignity, their freedom and their future.