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Anuj Bidve killer Kiaran Stapleton jailed for murder

Category: England

Published: 27th Jul 2012 11:46:39

The man who shot dead Indian student Anuj Bidve in a "motiveless" murder in Greater Manchester has been jailed for life.

Kiaran Stapleton, 21, was found guilty of murder at Manchester Crown Court on Thursday following a four-week trial.

He shot the 23-year-old Lancaster University student on Boxing Day 2011 as he walked to the Manchester sales with friends.

Stapleton was told he would serve a minimum term of 30 years.

Mr Justice King said: "Only then will you be released if you are deemed not to be a risk to the public."

Stapleton showed no emotion as the sentence was passed.

He had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility but the jury rejected that argument and convicted him of murder.

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