Killer of Sheffield University graduates in fight for freedom

James Kouzaris, 24

James Kouzaris, 24

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Friends and relatives of two Sheffield University graduates murdered on holiday in Florida face fresh anguish after their killer launched a bid for freedom.

James Cooper, 25 and James Kouzaris, 24, were gunned down in a botched robbery when they mistakenly walked into a rundown estate in the tourist resort of Sarasota after a night out.

James Cooper, 25
James Cooper, 25

Their killer, Shawn Tyson, who was 16 at the time but is now 19, was jailed for life without the possibility of parole after being convicted of first degree murder.

 

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