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Briton jailed for Paris hotel murder

By Hayden Smith

British businessman Ian Griffin has been jailed for 20 years for murdering his millionairess girlfriend in a five-star Paris hotel suite.

He stared straight ahead as his sentence for killing Kinga Legg, whose battered body was found in their £1,000-a-night room at the Bristol Hotel in May 2009, was announced at a court in the French capital.

Earlier Griffin (45), broke down as he told the court of his regret at Ms Legg's death.

He had denied murder, claiming he remembered nothing of the night of his then-partner's death, but a jury at the Cour D'Assises in the French capital ruled after five hours of deliberations that he voluntarily killed her.

His current girlfriend Tracy Baker wept as the sentence was delivered.

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