I don’t even want to comment on that terrible news. The whole case lasts now for 8 years, and it may take some more. You may wish to read some of the responses worldwide not only to the news of the day, but also to the history. Check the UC Berkeley Bulgaria Club.
See what some of the key people have to say on the verdict:
UPDATE from 18:48 Sofia time
The reaction worldwide is now basically in the same direction. The nurses are innocent. The Court did not take into account a number of evidences from leading world-known scientists, and the death sentence is a political decision, not a cort one. Reuters, International Herald Tribune (they remind of the accusation that the Bulgarian nurses have infected the kids, because they were CIA agents!), and Forbes, among others continue the coverage. Until now, few hours after the verdict, there are more than 500 publications on this topic. Just Google with key words.