US teen guilty of Brit murders

A US court has found Florida teenager Shawn Tyson guilty of murdering British tourists James Kouzaris and James Cooper in the US state last year.

View all 32 updates ›

James Cooper's family say Shawn Tyson deprived them of 'love of their lives'

A tattoo on the chest of Shawn Tyson Credit: PA

The court heard a statement from Mr Cooper's parents which said they celebrated his 25th birthday just three days before he died and were in "despair, disbelief and desolation" at losing the "love of their lives".

"We will miss him every minute of every day in a home that now feels empty," they said.

Murder victims James Kouzaris, 24, (left) and James Cooper, 25, (right) Credit: PA

More on this story