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Missionary killers convicted

The main accused in the murder of an Australian missionary, Graham Staines, and his two young sons has been found guilty in an Indian court. Dara Singh and 12 others were convicted at a special court in the eastern state of Orissa. Another person was let off for lack of evidence. The men stood trial on charges of burning Mr Staines alive, along with his sons – Philip, who was 10, and Timothy, eight. Sentence will be passed on 22 September. The men could receive the death penalty. Mr Staines had spent 30 years working with leprosy patients in Orissa. His widow, Gladys, still lives in India, continuing the work. She said she had full faith in India’s judiciary and had forgiven her husband’s killers. “The Bible teaches us to do these things,” she told the BBC. Full Story

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