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Father convicted of drugging kids' tennis foes

Updated: March 9, 2006, 4:37 PM ET
Associated Press

MONT-DE-MARSAN, France -- A father who drugged his children's tennis opponents, leading to one player's death, was sentenced to eight years in prison after being convicted Thursday.

Christophe Fauviau had confessed to the crime. Before jurors began their two hours of deliberation, the retired soldier told the court that he was responsible for Alexandre Lagardere's death and that "I'll always carry that with me."

"Not for one second did I think of hurting people. I realize now ...

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