Joe Hallett, a friend of James Kouzaris from Northampton and James Cooper has spoken in court about the loss of his friends.
He addressed Shawn Tyson directly. The 17-year-old was found guilty of shooting them dead and has been sentenced to life in prison.
Police in Sarasota say Florida is still a safe place to visit, despite the killing of a man from Northampton. 24-year-old James Kouzaris was on holiday in Florida with his friend James Cooper last year, when both were shot and killed.
The trial of 16-year-old Shawn Tyson will begin today in Sarasota in western Florida. He denies killing 24-year-old James Kouzaris from Northampton and his 25-year-old friend James Cooper from Warwick while they were on holiday in Sarasota in April 2011.