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Indian couple sentenced to life for murdering teenage daughter, housekeeper near Delhi

  • Rajesh Talwar, right, and his wife Nupur, center, are driven away by Indian police outside a court after their trial for double murder in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The two married dentists were convicted Monday of killing their 14-year-old daughter and the family's housekeeper in a sensational case that has transfixed India since the girl was found with her throat slit in 2008. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, from the New Delhi suburb of Noida, will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. (AP Photo)

    Rajesh Talwar, right, and his wife Nupur, center, are driven away by Indian police outside a court after their trial for double murder in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. The two married dentists were convicted Monday of killing their 14-year-old daughter and the family's housekeeper in a sensational case that has transfixed India since the girl was found with her throat slit in 2008. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, from the New Delhi suburb of Noida, will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A TV cameraman takes a vantage position to film outside a court during the proceedings of the trial of a double murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their housekeeper Hemraj in 2008, by the court. The two married dentists will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. In a statement, they said they were "hurt and anguished" by the verdict and would appeal. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    A TV cameraman takes a vantage position to film outside a court during the proceedings of the trial of a double murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their housekeeper Hemraj in 2008, by the court. The two married dentists will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. In a statement, they said they were "hurt and anguished" by the verdict and would appeal. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian police guard the entrance of a court during the proceedings of the trial of a double murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their housekeeper Hemraj in 2008, by the court. The two married dentists will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. In a statement, they said they were "hurt and anguished" by the verdict and would appeal. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

    Indian police guard the entrance of a court during the proceedings of the trial of a double murder case of Aarushi and Hemraj in Ghaziabad, India, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Rajesh Talwar and his wife Nupur have been convicted of killing their 14-year-old daughter Aarushi and their housekeeper Hemraj in 2008, by the court. The two married dentists will be sentenced Tuesday. They could face the death penalty. In a statement, they said they were "hurt and anguished" by the verdict and would appeal. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)  (The Associated Press)

A court has sentenced a married couple to life in prison for killing their 14-year-old daughter and the family's housekeeper in 2008.

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, both dentists from the New Delhi suburb of Noida, had reportedly broken down in tears when the conviction was delivered Monday and vowed to appeal the verdict.

The couple came under suspicion soon after their daughter, Aarushi, was found dead in her bathroom, her throat slit with surgical precision.

Police initially named the Talwars' missing Nepali housekeeper as the prime suspect, until his lifeless body was found a day later on a terrace above Aarushi's room.

Defense lawyer Satyaketu Singh said after Tuesday's sentencing that "there is no evidence against them" and expressed confidence that "this judgment will be overturned."