• Thursday, August 11, 2022


Scarlett Keeling’s mother vows to fight on after Indian men cleared of her killing

Fiona Mackeown (right) with her lawyer Vikram Verma outside the court after the verdict

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Two Indian men were cleared on Friday (September 23) of the rape and homicide of 15-year-old British schoolgirl Scarlett Keeling whose bruised and semi-naked body was found on a Goa beach eight years ago. Friends and relatives of the two accused, Samson D’Souza and Placido Carvalho, cheered as the verdict was read out in a packed courtroom in the state capital Panaji. But Scarlett’s mother Fiona MacKeown said she was devastated by the outcome and promised to fight to overturn the verdict. “I am reeling. It’s been eight years of agony. I feel devastated and will definitely be challenging the…

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