THAILAND: SPANIARD DEATH SENTENCE UPHELD
July 13, 2018:
The Appeals Court upheld the death sentence for a Spanish man, Artur Segarra Princep, who was convicted of killing a fellow Spaniard, mutilating his body and throwing the parts into the Chao Phraya in January 2016. (Sources: The Nation, 13/07/2018)
Princep, who has maintained his innocence, will appeal to the Supreme Court.
The Appeals Court judge cited strong evidence, including security camera footage, testimonies from witnesses, including accounts from a maid at the PG Condominium and his Thai girlfriend, and forensic results on DNA samples collected from incriminating items, such as his freezer, which had sufficiently convinced the judge about the 39-year-old's guilt over the death of the Spanish national David Bernat, 41.
Segarra was taken from Bang Kwang Central Prison, where he was detained for two years and five months, to the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court to hear the Appeals Court verdict.