One of the convicts: "No trace of sincere remorse"
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In Vienna, three young men have been convicted of murder and rape.
They are accused of drugging and abusing a 13-year-old, as reported by the Austrian daily Der Standard.
The district court imposed long prison sentences on Friday evening.
The oldest suspect, a 24-year-old, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.
The jury found it established that he administered a lethal drug dose to the girl.
They further ruled that the co-defendants, aged 19 and 20, committed murder by omission by failing to prevent the 13-year-old's death.
The two young men received prison sentences of 20 and 19 years, respectively.
The judgments are not yet final.
According to the indictment, the 13-year-old wanted to spend the night in June 2021 with the men from Afghanistan and later drive home to the outskirts of Vienna.
But in the apartment of one of the three young men, the suspects mixed at least six tablets of ecstasy in a drink and raped her, the indictment said.
After the girl died of a triple overdose, she was dumped on a green verge at the side of the road.
The public prosecutor's office relied, among other things, on toxicological tests, DNA traces, injuries and a cell phone video of the victim's agony, which one of the men recorded immediately after the abuse.
In her closing speech, the prosecutor said, according to "Standard", that she was "stunned" by what the accused said in the proceedings.
Nobody is aware of any guilt, "there is no trace of honestly meant remorse".