Columbus guilty

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ST PAUL, MINNESOTA (AP) - Christopher Columbus was found guilty of murder, torture, slavery, forced labour, kidnapping, violence and robbery during his reign as governor of Hispaniola, in a mock trial sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School's Human Rights Center on Wednesday. Jurors were deadlocked on charges of rape, international terrorism and genocide. Columbus, 541, was sentenced to 50 years of community service, to be spent educating people about his true deeds.