While walking home in Borneo with friends the two were attacked at random by a knife-wielding urban savage with a promising career selling fish at an open market.
Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton died from a loss of blood after the unprovoked attack.
The murder occurred in August, 2014.
The coroner openly wept today at today's inquest at which Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, was sentenced to death for the murders.
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A coroner wept today as the families of two murdered medical students spoke of their 'utterly horrific loss' after their 'brilliant' sons were stabbed to death in Borneo.
Newcastle University students Aidan Brunger, from Kent, and Neil Dalton, from Ambergate in Derbyshire, were killed in the unprovoked attack in Kuching,
Sarawak, on the island of Borneo on August 6 last year.
The country's high court sentenced 'evil' fishmonger Zulkipli Abdullah, 23, to death for the murder in March, and today, senior coroner for Derby and Derbyshire Robert Hunter ruled that both students were unlawfully killed.
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