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Kenya's Aristocrat Killer

They didn't teach this at finishing school: Thomas Patrick Gilbert Cholmondeley, scion of one of Kenya’s most influential white families, has been convicted of murdering a Kenyan poacher trespassing on his land. The high-profile story captured the racially divided nation's attention, since Cholmondeley was acquitted before of killing a black Kenyan—and many argue his wealth and race were his saving graces. Cholmondeley faces life in prison for manslaughter, and has already spent close to three years behind bars in one of Kenya’s toughest prisons. The convicted claimed he had been trying to shoot the poacher’s dogs, and accidentally shot the victim instead.