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Nepal court convicts 'Bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj of second murder

File pic of French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (C) at district court hearing Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Charles Sobhraj, seen here at an earlier hearing, was first convicted in Nepal in 2004

A court in Nepal has convicted a notorious alleged serial killer, Charles Sobhraj, of a second murder.

Sobhraj, a French citizen, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for the 1975 murder in Kathmandu of Canadian tourist Laurent Carriere.

In 2004, he was sentenced to a life term in Nepal for murdering the man's American friend, Connie Jo Bronzich.

Sobhraj, who is 70, was nicknamed "the Bikini killer" because of links to two murders involving bikini-clad women.

He was linked to a string of other backpacker murders in the 1970s, and served a 20-year sentence in India for poisoning a busload of French tourists.

He was also dubbed "the Serpent" because of his ability to change identity and escape from prison.

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