Metro News

Judge shoots himself in court after being forced to give guilty verdict


A judge shot himself in a Yala courtroom in Thailand after handing down a ruling on Friday.
.
.
Khanakorn Pianchana pulled out a pistol and shot himself in the chest after acquitting five defendants of murder and firearms charges that could have condemned three to death.
.
.
He was rushed to hospital where he underwent surgery for injuries said not to be life-threatening. .
.
A 25-page statement he posted on Facebook before the incident, shows that the case he was hearing concerned national security and was related to secret association, conspiracy and gun-law offences.
.
.
In the alleged document, he accused his superiors of trying to force him to change the verdicts to guilty. Khanakorn contended that the evidence did not support a guilty verdict.
.
.
Messages reading “Return the ruling to the judges” and “Return justice to the people” were repeated three times in the document.

READ
How this woman scalded her 14-year-old cousin with hot water, for using bad pot
Tags

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button
Close
Close