Murder suspect slain on way to court
- Published: 2 Jan 2013 at 13.25
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The defendant in a murder case was shot dead and two other people wounded in a broad daylight attack in the heart of Phichit town while on their way to the provincial court for a hearing on Wednesday morning, police said.
The shooting, which occurred about 9.30am, was closely witnessed by a police officer.
Pol Sub-Lt Chatchon Padungpitakchon, 55, told Muang district police the car he was driving was stuck at a red light behind a bronze Isuzu pick-up truck at the Mor Liang three-way junction in the heart of Phichit town. A Toyota Vios car arrived on the right and a man inside fired more than 10 shots with an M16 rifle at the pick-up truck before speeding away.
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