85-Year Sentence For Nepali Student Samanata Shrestha’s Murderer
BIJAYA THAPA, VIRGINIA: The murderer of Nepali Immigrant student Samanta Shrestha was sentenced to 85 years in prison. In a hearing at Montgomery County Circuit Court Monday , the Virginia Technical’s 22 years student Jessica Michelle Ewing was sentenced 80 years in prison for Killing Samanta Shrestha and another 5 years imprisonment for trying to hide proof.
The hearing started from 9 AM to 5PM and there was a long argument for and against it. Local police had arrested two students from Virgina Technical a year back charging murdered of Samanata Shrestha. The police had already told that the accused person was from the Christiansburg in Virginia.
This institute is very popular in the United States and large number of Nepalese students enroll in this institute every year. Police has informed previously that Michelle Ewing was studying there were as Samanta Shrestha has completed Higher Secondary from Jems Medicine in Northern Virginia. During the hearing there were a lot of people representing various organizations, social worker, journalist and Nepalese communities coming from around the DC Metropolitan area. As there were heavy crowd, many people had to stay outside while, having heard, Former Chairmen of America- Nepal Women Association and Social Worker Bishnu Kumari Thapa told us.Thapa told us that she had heard such an effective debate between the lawyers for the first time.
The judge of Montgomery County Circuit Court also stated that Michelle Ewing could appeal after completing 45 years of sentence only if it found a positive change on her attitude, behavior and character.