Family Release Tribute To Murdered Son

18 April 2011, 16:46 | Updated: 18 April 2011, 17:12

The family of James Kouzaris - who was found murdered in Florida - have released a statement following their son's death.

Detectives are investigating how 24-year-old Mr Kouzaris from Northampton and his university friend James Cooper, 25, from Warwick came to be shot dead in a rundown neighbourhood in Sarasota early on Saturday 16 April 2011.

A 16-year-old boy's been charged with their murder.

James Kouzaris' family said:

"James was a wonderful son.

"We loved him so much and we can't believe he has gone.

"We are absolutely devastated and in a state of complete shock.

"We ask that the media respect our privacy at this immensely traumatic time."

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