Tour guide killed has con­vic­tion over­turned

The Scotsman - - Around Scotland - By SARAH BRADLEY

An ex-sol­dier who stabbed a Scot­tish tour guide to death in La­p­land has had his mur­der con­vic­tion over­turned.

Karel Frybl will now serve a shorter prison sen­tence for “homi­cide” af­ter he ap­pealed his case.

Frybl was ini­tially found guilty of mur­der­ing 26-year-old Re­becca John­son, from Fife, ear­lier this year. The 36-year old killed her in a re­mote part of La­p­land in December 2016 af­ter the pair ar­gued.

They were both work­ing as tour guides at a husky ranch at the time, giv­ing sled rides to tourists.

But Frybl will now serve 11 years for homi­cide in­stead of his ini­tial 14-year sen­tence for mur­der.

The only other em­ployee work­ing at the re­mote out­post de­scribed walk­ing in to find a fa­tally wounded John­son slumped in a pool of blood, with Frybl above her hold­ing a knife.

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