Light sentences for minors who murder stirs up Swiss debate

Vevey and Zurich, Switzerland (World Radio Switzerland, audio interview) – The large gap between the four-year sentence given to a minor who stabbed a pensioner to death and the 20 years his companions received last week has stirred debate in Switzerland over the relatively light treatment given minors who commit serious crimes.

Life sentence confirmed for Vevey man who killed three

Vevey, Switzerland (Le Matin, Fre) – A man found guilty of killing his mother the day before Christmas, a friend of hers who was a witness to the crime, and his sister, whose body has never been found, has had his life sentence confirmed in a court of appeal.