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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Youth Is Guilty

VERSAILLES, France -- A French court has found a Russian teenager guilty of the 1995 murder of six family members and friends, a crime he initially admitted but later blamed on Russian mobsters.

The youth court in the Paris suburb of Versailles on Saturday sentenced the 19-year-old, identified by judicial authorities only as Alexei P., to eight years in prison, including the three years he has already spent in detention.

His lawyers put off a decision on whether they would appeal.

Alexei was found guilty of using guns from his father's collection to kill his father and stepmother, grandparents and two family friends -- all of Russian nationality -- after a family quarrel.