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Mothers of Dede and Kaarma Break into Tears

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While some burst into applause at the verdict, Dede's mother and host mother broke into tears.

Both women were comforted by family and friends as they exited the courtroom. Dede's family was not willing to speak to local media but was heard telling German media "this is justice." A spokesperson for the family said the Dede's were pleased with the verdict.

"They've been waiting so long for the day there was a sentence of guilty. That was why they wanted to come here and this is now a great feeling, they got this verdict we were all hoping and praying for," said the Dede family attorney, Andreas Thiel.

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