American gets life in prison for murdering Czech family of 4


PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech court has convicted an American of killing four of his relatives and sentenced him to life in prison.

Judge Michal Zamecnik said Wednesday that Kevin Dahlgren, 24, fatally stabbed the father, mother and one of their two sons in their home during his visit to the Czech city of Brno on May 22, 2013. Zamecnik says Dahlgren later in the day attacked their other son when he returned home, likely with a stone, and also stabbed him.

Dahlgren, of Palo Alto, California, was detained at Washington Dulles International Airport the following day. He was extradited to the Czech Republic last year.

Dahlgren refused to testify at the regional court in Brno. He said what happened was a tragedy.