Scarlett Keeling's case: Accused acquitted, mother says have no faith in judiciary anymore

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The 2008 Scarlett Keeling murder case, which was waiting to see the light of verdict, saw a Goa court acquitting both the accused, Placido Carvalho and Samson D'Souza, on Friday. The two men, who were facing charges of culpable homicide and grievous sexual assault at Goa Children's Court, have been cleared of all charges. The teenager, Scarlett Keeling from Bideford in Devon, was on a six-month 'trip of a lifetime' to India with her family when her bruised and partially clothed body was found on Anjuna beach just after dawn on 18 February, 2008. Her mother Fiona MacKeown said she was "devastated" about the verdict and would be challenging it.