Teen guilty of Florida murders

News of the murder trial of a teenager accused of killing two tourists in Florida including one from Northampton.

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Friend of murdered Florida tourists confronts killer

Teenager Shawn Tyson has been found guilty of the murders of two British tourists shot dead in Florida. James Kouzaris, 24, from Northampton and his friend James Cooper, 25, were gunned down in 16 April 2011.

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."

Mr Hallett said they were "two people who if you had given them a chance would have given you the time of day. 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."

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