13 Dec 2007

New Caledonian man jailed for killing Japanese tourist

2:29 pm on 13 December 2007

A New Caledonian court has sentenced a man to a 15-year jail term for killing a Japanese tourist in 2002.

Antoine Kohnu was found guilty while his brother Ambroise Kohnu was acquitted.

The body of the badly beaten Japanese woman was found on a rock at a beach in the Ile of Pines.

Lawyers for the two men have denounced the investigation and say an appeal will be lodged against the jail sentence.