Charles Sobhraj confident about final verdict

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Kathmandu, Jul 14: The serial killer of Indian and Vietnamese origin, Charles Sobhraj, told that there was no evidence against him in the murder case of American tourist Connie Jo Bronzich.

Sobhraj, nicknamed as 'Serpent' and 'Bikini killer', was convicted in 2004 by a Kathmandu district court for the murder of American tourist Connie Jo Bronzich in Dec 1975.

Nepal's Supreme Court judges Ram Prasad Shah and Gauri Dhakal, who in 2009 began hearing Sobhraj"s appeal against the life sentence, Jun 23 2010 wrapped up nearly eight months of arguments by the state as well as Sobhraj"s formidable team of lawyers. The judges then announced they would deliver the verdict in Tuesday Jul 14 2010.

"There is no evidence against me. If they had a shred of evidence, the Supreme Court would have convicted me years ago," said the 66 year old Sobhraj.

"My case went through the district and the appellate courts and nowhere could police provide any evidence. Incredibly, they never even called a single witness," he added.

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