‘Serpent’ serial killer Charles Sobhraj freed from Nepalese prison

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French national suspected of murdering western backpackers on the hippie trail in 1970s and 80s

Charles Sobhraj, the French serial killer known as “the serpent” who targeted western backpackers on the hippie trail in the 1970s, has walked free from a jail in Nepal after he was given early release.

Sobhraj, 78, had been serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2004 for the murder of an American tourist, Connie Jo Bronzich, in 1975. In 2014, Sobhraj was also convicted of killing her Canadian companion, Laurent Carrière.

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Written by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and Rajneesh Bhandari
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/23/serpent-serial-killer-charles-sobhraj-freed-from-nepalese-prison under the title “‘Serpent’ serial killer Charles Sobhraj freed from Nepalese prison”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.