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Three guilty for alcohol-fueled death of teenager

Three people were convicted on Crete on Wednesday in connection to the death of a 16-year-old girl, who collapsed after a heavy night of drinking with two friends in 2011.

The 27-year-old man who was with Stella Akoumianaki on the night she was admitted to the hospital was convicted of sexually assaulting the teenager. He received a seven-year jail sentence but appealed and was released. Another man, who was also with Akoumianaki on the night but was aged 17 at the time, is to face a separate trial in juvenile court.

Two doctors at Rethymno Hospital, where the girl was taken to, also received two-and-a-half-year sentences for failing to properly diagnose her condition, leading to her dying the next day. Their sentences were suspended.