Three Sentenced To Death For Morocco Backpacker Murders

www.oann.com | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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SALE, Morocco (Reuters) – Three Moroccan men were sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains.

Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were killed in their tent in December near the Moroccan village of Imlil, a popular hiking destination.

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The anti-terrorism court in Sale, near Rabat, had heard at earlier sessions that the men had pledged allegiance to Islamic State in a video days before the murder.

Two of them – Abdessamad Ejjoud and Youness Ouziyad – had told the court they had decapitated the women, while the third – Rachid Afatti – said he filmed the killing and posted the footage online.

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A fourth man who said he had left the group before the murders got a life sentence.

On Thursday, the men said: “May God forgive us” and one added: “There is...
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