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Italian court acquits girl who killed nun 'for a laugh'

A teenager who was accused of being the ringleader of a gang of three Italian girls who killed a mother superior last year "for a laugh" has been acquitted of murder, on the grounds that she had not been able to reason.

The sentence overturned the argument put forward by the woman prosecutor, who had asked for the girl, named Ambra, to be given the stiffest sentence - 15 years and four months - for the murder of Sr Maria Laura Mainetti, 61.

The other two girls, Veronica and Milena, were instead given eight years and six months each, compared to the 11 months and four months that had been asked.

The reason the court said, was that both girls had also been "partially" unable to reason.

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