Scarlett Keeling's Goa killer jailed for 10 years as mother welcomes 'closure' after long wait for justice

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A Indian former bartender was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting and killing British teenager Scarlett Keeling on a beach in Goa in 2008.

Scarlett’s mother, Fiona MacKeown, 55, said she felt “relieved” and it was a “kind of closure” after waiting 11 years for justice.

The Bombay High Court at Goa sentenced Samson D’Souza, 39, after convicting him on Wednesday of administering drugs to 15-year-old Scarlett, sexual assault, culpable homicide and destruction of evidence.

He had previously been acquitted of the crime along another man.

Scarlett’s body was found on Anjuna beach in Goa in February 2008. At the time D’Souza was a 28-year-old bartender at Luis’ Shack, but he has since become a scuba diving instructor.



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