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Man gets lifer for attacking Bush

The Georgian threw a grenade on May 10 last year towards a podium from where the President was addressing.

india Updated: Jan 12, 2006 13:09 IST

A Georgian who attempted to assassinate US President George W Bush in May 2005 was awarded life sentence on Thursday.

The court in the Georgian capital Tbilisi also found the suspect guilty of murdering a policeman who was shot dead while attempting to arrest the subject in July 2005.

The man threw a grenade on May 10 last year towards a podium from where the President was addressing an estimated 100,000 people in Tbilisi. The grenade had failed to explode.

First Published: Jan 12, 2006 12:08 IST