US court orders increased jail term for man accused of killing Saudi student

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A US court sentenced Colin Osborne, the man accused of murdering a Saudi student in October 2016 in Wisconsin, to four more years in prison on Monday.

Hussain Saeed al-Nahdi died in October of 2016 from injuries he suffered after he was violently assaulted in Wisconsin.

Al-Nahdi, a Saudi student who studied at the University of Wisconsin, was an outstanding student according to his university’s reports. The university had announced a reward of 15,000 dollars in return for information about the killer.

According to Nahdi’s brother, Ali, a law firm was hired by the Saudi embassy in the US to follow up on the developments of the case.

Ali said that he believes the sentence is very little for a deliberate murder, where they increased four years in this hearing, and two years in the last hearing, which makes a total of six years of prison for a murder.

In 2016, the Dun County District Court had found that Osborne was guilty of a battery with intent to cause physical harm but was not guilty of murder.

“We will follow this with the firm appointed by the embassy, to know the details of the ruling and to seek to intensify the punishment against Hussein’s killer,” Ali said.

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