NRI Student Gupta sentenced to life for killing friend over Love Triangle
Washington/NRIpress-Club May 27, 2015
Prosecutor said the Rahul Gupta’s girlfriend called police when she woke up in the middle of the night and saw Gupta kneeling next to Waugh, who was bleeding heavily. Gupta and live-in girlfriend Taylor Gould had been fighting the night before when she was drinking and celebrating Gupta's 24th birthday.
Rahul Gupta, biomedical engineer, pursuing a master's degree and Mark Waugh law student at Georgetown University were friends from high school.
"I walked in on them cheating, and I killed my buddy," Gupta told the police officer
Indian-American jailed for life for killing friend
Washington, May 28 (IANS) A US court has sentenced an Indian-American student to life imprisonment for stabbing his friend to death in 2013, media reported.
Rahul Gupta, 25, an aspiring biomedical engineer, was sentenced to life on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing his close friend Mark Waugh, then 23, eleven times after accusing him of cheating on GuptaÂ’s girlfriend Taylor Gould, The Washington Post reported.
When police arrived on the scene, Gupta admitted: Â“I walked in on my girlfriend and my buddy cheating. I killed my buddy.Â”
After being taken into custody, Gupta changed his story stating that he was covering up for Gould who had committed the murder.
Gould testified in court that she had no motive and no memory of the night due to excessive alcohol intake at the time.
The jury found Gupta guilty of first-degree murder.
Not admitting to the crime, Gupta stated clinically: Â“Mark was endowed with many God-given talents: his piercing wit, his infectious alacrity and his dazzling oratory prowess, to name just a few.Â”
Gupta and Waugh had been friends since high school.