Policeman gets 37 years for murder
- Published: 21 Aug 2013 at 11.01
- Online news:
The Chiang Mai provincial court on Tuesday sentenced a former policeman to nearly four decades in jail for shooting dead a Canadian tourist during a scuffle outside a restaurant.
Uthai Dechawiwat, who pleaded guilty to killing Leo Del Pinto, 25, in January 2008, was given a 37-and-a-half-year prison term - reduced from life - by the court.
Del Pinto was shot dead and his girlfriend Carly Reisig, 24, was taken to hospital with a bullet wound after Uthai, then a police sergeant, tried to break up an argument between the couple outside a restaurant in Pai in Mae Hong Son.
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