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Icelandic Woman Found Guilty in Hungary

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Icelandic Woman Found Guilty in Hungary

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An Icelandic woman, accused of attempted murder in Hungary last year, has been found guilty in a Hungarian court and given a five-year suspended sentence, The Debrecan Sun reports. She has also been expelled from Hungary for five years.

The woman, who at the time of the alleged crime (in July of 2012) was attending medical school in the city of Debrecen, had been accused of drugging her Nigerian female friend with sedatives and hitting her in the head with a hammer. Both women were medical students.

The woman denied all charges.

According to RÚV, the woman’s defense lawyer has described the accusations as pure fabrication, and said there are no witnesses in the case.

The verdict can be appealed.

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