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Australian teen jailed in Indian student's death


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- An Australian teenager who fatally stabbed an Indian student in an attack that prompted outrage across India has been sentenced to at least eight years in jail.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty in April to the murder and attempted armed robbery of 21-year-old Nitin Garg. Garg was killed last year while walking through a park in Melbourne, Australia's second largest city.

The killing came amid a string of attacks in late 2009 and early 2010 against Indian students in Melbourne. The violence received widespread publicity in India.

Victoria state Supreme Court Justice Paul Coghlan sentenced the teen on Thursday to 13 years in jail, with a non-parole period of eight years. He could have received up to life in prison.

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