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Sabrina happy with life sentence to Manu

'I really could not ask God for more. All this has come as a great relief for me after all these years', says Sabrina.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2006 20:42 IST

Satisfied and relieved after the Delhi High Court on Wednesday sentenced her sister Jessica's murderer Manu Sharma to life imprisonment, Sabrina Lall said she was happy with the outcome as she had anyway never wanted capital punishment for him.

"I really could not ask more from God. All this has come as a great relief for me after all these years. The accused has been convicted and punished," Sabrina said outside the High Court after the sentence was pronounced.

"The judgment is a strong one and I am sure that the Supreme Court would uphold it," she said in reply to the possibility of the accused moving the apex court.

Sabrina said she was against death to the accused and a life imprisonment was what she had wished for.

"I don't believe in capital punishment. I am happy that it is a life imprisonment because it is the accused who should suffer and not his family members," she said.

Sabrina, who lost both her parents during the seven-and-a-half-year-long wait for justice, had been at the forefront of the `Justice for Jessica' movement.

First Published: Dec 20, 2006 20:37 IST