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www.ntnews.com.au Northern Territory News, Saturday, January 23, 2010 17 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:23-JGE:17 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K K A K A D U HOLIDAY GETAWAY Stay 1, 2, 3 Nights in a Superior Room, includes Continental Breakfast for 2. $126 .50 To book your accommodation P: 08 8979 0166 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.auroraresorts.com.au Only 2 hours from Darwin, Aurora Kakadu is the perfect place to unwind and relax 2 9 0 6 0 6 PER NIGHT 16/01/10 - 31/03/10 Conditions Apply VALID FROM e r2 8 0 6 1 0 Show room Spec ials SHEDS WORKSHOPS CARPORTS FACTORIES Visit our Display Centre Raphael Rd Winnellie Ph 8984 3044 www.shedboss.com.au Qual i ty Wo rkmanship Guara n teed Built in Berrimah Bui lt st ron g Any siz e AW ESO ME PAC KAG ES Built in Palmerston Built in Darwin e r3 0 0 6 1 0 / 1 0 WORLD No solace for brutal death INCONSOLABLE: Rosemarie Zammit, holding a picture of Doujon, is comforted by her son Zeake outside the courtroom. Picture: BRITTA CAMPION Weve been dealt a lifesentence GUILTY: Marios Antonopoulos was convicted of murder yesterday LESBOS: Hefty jail sentences given to three men over the brutal bashing death of Australian tourist Doujon Zammit in Greece have brought little relief to his parents. Rosemarie and Oliver Zammit say they feel like they have been handed their own life sentence despite having watched a Greek court convict the three men who beat their son to death in a late night attack on the island of Mykonos in 2008. Oly, myself, my boys and our family have been dealt a life sentence, Ms Zammit said before breaking down in tears outside the Mytilene court house on the island of Lesbos. Mr Zammit, holding back tears as he held his wifes hand, echoed her sentiments. Doujon didnt have justice that night, he said. They took his life, there was no court, there was no judges, no jury. Weve been dealt a life sentence and well have to live with this for the rest of our lives. Nightclub bouncer Marios Antonopoulos was jailed on Thursday for 22 years for inflicting the vicious head wounds that caused 20-year-old Doujons death. George Chatzioannou and Dimitris Varonas were also found guilty of being involved in the attack and given sentences of less than 10 years. However, Chatzioannou and Varonas escaped being put behind bars after the court granted them bail of 10,000 euros ($A15,633) each after their lawyers said they would appeal against their sentences. While the Zammits, who with their two sons flew to Greece from their Sydney home for the trial, accept the courts verdict, they fear Chatzioannou and Varonas could flee Greece. Antonopoulos, Chatzioannou and Varonas all had their charges downgraded in a last-minute decision by the court before being found guilty. Doujon Zammit died from massive head injuries caused by a blow from a blunt metal object. A fifth person accused of being involved is due to face a separate trial in a juvenile court. US fugitive in Oz LOS ANGELES: A fugitive used car salesman accused of hiring two arsonists to torch a New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) building and firebomb a car in 2006 has been captured in Australia. Robert Vernon, 57, is locked up in a Sydney jail after being arrested at Fairfield Heights. US federal prosecutors are working with Australian authorities to extradite Vernon to New York to face arson charges. Vernon is accused of hiring two men to throw a firebomb at a car parked outside the home of a DMV safety inspector on December 22, 2006, and torching a DMV office on Christmas Day 2006. Bigmelt opens cables ANCHORAGE, Alaska: Global warming has melted so much Arctic ice that a telecommunication group is moving forward with a project that was unthinkable just a few years ago: laying underwater fibre optic cable between Tokyo and London. The proposed system through the Northwest Passage would nearly cut in half the time it takes to send messages from the United Kingdom to Asia, said Walt Ebell, CEO of Kodiak-Kenai Cable Co. The route is the shortest underwater path between Tokyo and London. The project is an example of how warming has altered the Arctic landscape in profound ways. The loss of summer sea ice prompted the US to list polar bears as threatened in May 2008.