Life for killing tourist

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A Florida teenager was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday for an attack on two British tourists which left one dead and the other wounded.

Aundra Akins, 18, was convicted of killing the British tourist Gary Colley and wounding his companion, Margaret Jagger, during a botched robbery attempt at a remote interstate highway rest stop in September 1993. He will spend 25 years in prison before he can be eligible for parole.

The murder was one of a series of deadly attacks on foreign tourists in Florida that sent shudders through the state's $32bn tourism industry and prompted its government to post guards at highway rest stops.