American gets life in prison for murdering Czech family of 4

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Posted: Mar 23, 2017 10:05 AM

PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that convicted an American of killing four of his relatives and sentenced him to life in prison.

Dahlgren received life imprisonment — the maximum sentence in the Czech Republic — in July when he was convicted of murdering a family of four in their home during his visit to the Czech city of Brno on May 22, 2013. He had spent three weeks with the family.

Dahlgren appealed but the High Court in Olomouc rejected his argument that he was mentally ill and not responsible for what happened.

Thursday's verdict is final.

Dahlgren, of Palo Alto, California, was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport and was later extradited to the Czech Republic.