A Finnish court has sentenced three teenage boys to 8 and 10 years in prison for torturing and beating to death a former classmate in a crime that rocked Finland.
The evil act has been deemed murder. It followed weeks of harassment by the perpetrators, aged 16, when it was carried out in December 2020.
All the defendants denied having attempted to murder the victim but they beat, kicked, got the victim drunk and then made them perform humiliating acts on December 4th 2020.
They cruelly beat him and left him out in the freezing snow to die. They had known the boy since they were 4 years of age.
The sustained attack took place at three different locations in Helsinki, and the victim was moved to the last location, involving blows and kicks to the head and the use of blunt weapons.
The victim, who lay in near freezing temperatures and scantily clad for hours after the attack, died of broken ribs and brain damage, including bleeding.
More than 100 injuries have been recorded on his body.
A court-appointed psychologist ruled in August that the defendants understood the consequences of their actions at the time of the attack.
The defendants were ordered to pay each of the victim’s parents 12,000 euros for their pain and suffering.
The verdict is not yet final, as the defendants can appeal to a higher court.
Tell us your thoughts in the Facebook post and share this with your friends.