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Court to rule on gruesome murder case against Spanish man

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2 hours ago, PremiumLane said:

he isn't, he is pointing out that people are innocent until proven guilty - I know, such a crazy whacked our concept :shock1:

In the eyes of the Country/State. But every man is entitled to form his own opinion. Do you think OJ is innocent, would you buy him a beer? tap him on the back? Anyway that Spanish dude is now sentenced to death but even if he hadn't and managed to bribe his way out it would have been everybody's right to believe in his guilt or innocence.

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Spanish man gets death sentence for killing countryman

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Artur Segarra Princep, accused in the torture and murder of a compatriot in Bangkok early last year, shows photographers a handwritten Bible citation on his palm referring to a famous quotation from the dying Jesus.

 

BANGKOK:-- A Spaniard was sentenced to death on Friday for killing a countryman, mutilating his body and throwing parts into the Chao Phraya river in January last year.

 

Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok ruled that there was strong scientific evidence to convict Artur Segarra Princep for the murder of fellow Spanish national David Bernat, although police and prosecutors did not produce any definitive witnesses to implicate him.

 

Segarra, who arrived at court smiling while with the biblical Luke 23:34 (“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do) scrawled on his hand, was charged with detaining and torturing Bernat at his apartment in the Huai Kwang area for 10 days between January 20 and 30 last year. 

 

He forced 40-year-old Bernat to reveal his cash card PIN number, which Segarra then used to steal over Bt700,000. Segarra force-fed Bernat a cocktail of drugs, then covered the victim’s head with a plastic bag and duct tape to suffocate him. 

 

Segarra then dismembered the victim’s frozen corpse and dumped body parts in various spots along the Chao Phraya River.

 

Following discovery of body parts, Segarra was arrested in Cambodia on February 7 last year and sent back to Thailand the next day. Having been detained in Bangkok Remand Prison, he had pleaded not guilty in previous court hearings to the 13 charges including premeditated murder, kidnapping, concealing a body, torture and theft.

 

Although Segarra maintained his innocence, the court ruled security camera footage and accounts from the maid of the PG Condominium and his Thai girlfriend provided strong enough to convict him.

Investigators also found Segarra’s fingerprints on an electric saw that had traces of blood which matched the victim’s DNA.

 

The court ruled that Segarra committed the murder for savings worth tens of millions of baht. He was also found guilty of falsifying documents to transfer Bt730,000 from Bernat’s account to his own.

 

A Spanish female friend of Segarra, a Catholic priest and members of the Spanish media were in court to hear the verdict.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312934

 

 
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59 minutes ago, SiamBeast said:

Tattoos have nothing to do with the case, but how often do you see perfect law-abiding citizens who work respectable jobs covered in tattoos like that?

 

 

My hairdresser and barber has tattoos from head to toe and works in a fancy salon in Central Embassy. Cut and shave will cost you around 2,000 baht. 

I consider this an honest and respectable job. Not like he is issuing traffic tickets or something. 

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5 minutes ago, JerryinTH said:

 

My hairdresser and barber has tattoos from head to toe and works in a fancy salon in Central Embassy. Cut and shave will cost you around 2,000 baht. 

I consider this an honest and respectable job. Not like he is issuing traffic tickets or something. 

 Exception confirm the rule.

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"Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing."  For Pete's sake.  What a disgusting individual.   The tattoos do not exactly detract  from the distinct impression that he is probably not really a very nice chap anyway, with or without the ink.    He looks happy to be having his life's

3 hours ago, mercman24 said:

your first 6 words said it all about your judgmental attitude.l

If he ever gets out are you volunteering to let him come and stay with you and your family?   I didn't think so.

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3 hours ago, SiamBeast said:

I don't want to judge anyone, but coming to court covered in tattoos when you're the defendent in a criminal case is probably a bad idea.

Yeah... the orange, one-piece, county jail jumpsuit would handily cover them up and everyone would think he was simply a plumber.

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must admit ....it's scary....he doesnt look like a killer...... i mean the picture make him look good.....innocent or not...... psychopath or not..... you can never trust anyone for real.... all the people who around you ..could decide ..for a reason or no reason to end you savagely .......

 

So be careful and watch your back ..... 

 

Chok dee all :)

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2 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Probably because he knows that the entire proceedings are a farce. If you have ever seen Thai trials you will understand.

The "Forgive them, they don't know what they are doing" line kind of supports that.

I don't know if he did it or not, but I would not trust any judgment from the courts here. Look at the Koh Tao boys as a perfect example.

 

when you know that fact...and also the fact about thai police corruption ..you will certainly behave correctly ....... 

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ID: 41   Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, SiamBeast said:

it's hard to plead innocent to murder when you look like most criminals who are already in jail

Maybe you mean hardened criminals.

 

Can you cite statistics on this ? :)

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1 hour ago, davidill said:

What the hell have tattoos got to do with anything.

A lot of people associate tattos with mafia type bad guys and prostitues, like islam and terror.

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1 minute ago, AGLV0121 said:

Can you cite statistics on this ? :)

No statistics but my buddy, a criminal defense lawyer in Houston got his 'guilty as sin' client off a murder charge when the deputies working the courthouse didn't allow the defendant time to change from his orange coveralls into the 3-piece suit before entering court. Instant objection and call for a mistrial, upheld by the judge who roundly tore the sheriffs deputies a new ringpiece before discharging the murderer.

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Just reading the many post here one can learn alot about human nature. The guy is very out of it, why a bible verse on your hand in a buddhist country, doesn't really make a statement in Thailand

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4 hours ago, rainwater said:

Why are you trying to tell people what they should believe 

That was a question. Not an instruction.

There does appear to be strong evidence and the crime is monstrous. If proven guilty then he is indeed a monster.

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He'll have smile wiped off his face in the showers for the next couple of decades, if he lasts that long.

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29 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

got his 'guilty as sin' client off a murder charge

 

Nothing surprising after OJ's trial :-/

 

By statistics, I referred to ratios of criminals Vs tattoo bearers, Everybody's got one these days.

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