July 14, 2010 by WorldPost
Charles Sobhraj:Charles Sobhraj today’s verdict July 14, 2010. Bikini murderer Charles Sobhraj allegedly committed at least 12 murders. Nepal’s Supreme Court will decide today on an appeal by Charles Sobhraj, the murderer of her bikini, against a district court s verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment for the murder of American backpacker Connie Jo Bronzich in 1975. In his sensational battle seven years against a conviction for murder of three decades-old approaches, Charles Sobhraj, once folded with confidence that there is no evidence against me, the son of 66 years of age, a clothing merchant and Parsi Vietnamese mother told IANS. “If they had a shred of evidence, the Supreme Court would have condemned me for years.”
Sobhraj had appealed against the verdict of the district court in 2006, calling it unfair and accusing the judges of racism, while delivering the sentence.
Bhaonani Hatchand Gurumukh Charles Sobhraj (born April 6, 1944), better known as Charles Sobhraj, a French mass murderer Indian and Vietnamese origin, who preyed on Western tourists throughout Southeast Asia during the 1970s. Nicknamed “the Serpent” and “bikini murderer” for his skill for deception and fraud he allegedly committed at least 12 murders. He was convicted and jailed in India from 1976-1997, but he managed to live a life of leisure, even in prison. After his release, he retired as a celebrity in Paris, unexpectedly returned to Nepal, where he was arrested, tried and sentenced to life imprisonment on August 12, 2004.
If released, Sobhraj could walk out of prison to freedom in Paris, the country of residence. Charles Sobhraj has already begun planning his reunion with his daughter, a quick wedding and wait for a life of fame in books and television programs.
In his sensational battle seven years against a conviction for murder of three decades-old approaches, Charles Sobhraj, once folded with confidence that there is no evidence against me, the son of 66 years of age, a clothing merchant and Parsi Vietnamese mother told IANS. “If they had a shred of evidence, the Supreme Court would have condemned me for years.”
It is now four years since Sobhraj, now a respectable businessman dabbled in French cinema, has been struggling against a jail sentence of 20 years imposed in 2004 by a district court judge in Kathmandu, which has been accused of being biased and sloppy.
Supreme Court justices Ram Prasad Shah and Gauri Dhakal, who last year began hearing appeals against life sentence Sobhraj, June 23 ended nearly eight months of arguments by the State and Sobhraj formidable team of lawyers. Then the judges announced that deliver the verdict on July 14.
“My case went through the district and appeals courts, and nowhere could the police evidence,” Sobhraj said. “Incredibly, he never even called a single witness.”
The murder case, despite its age, has been one of the most sensational of Nepal has witnessed.
In December 1975, two badly charred bodies were found in different parts of Kathmandu valley.
The woman’s body, which was first stabbed to death, was identified as that of Connie Jo Bronzich, an American backpacker with a bad reputation for taking drugs and participate with other addicts.
The second body, that of a man, could not be identified. The police speculated that it might have been that of a Canadian tourist, Laurent Armand Carriere, who had slept with Bronzich in Kathmandu.
“The manager of a cheap hotel where he stayed Bronzich said police suspected had killed Bronzich Carriere, and fled,” Sobhraj said. “That is also mentioned in the police case file. But after he was arrested in India, Nepal someone changed his mind and decided to involve me. ”
Sobhraj says he never came to Nepal before 2003, when he arrived as an employer in good faith to explore various companies, ranging from documentary-maker for Paris-based company Gentleman Films to start a mineral water business.
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