Submitted on Tue, 2018-08-14 19:50Kritsada Subpawanthanakun 15 years ago, Chit (alias) used a homemade rifle to shoot his sleeping stepfather in the head. Chit’s stepfather had looked after him since he was 2 years old and loved him like his own son. There were no disagreements between them. Chit shot his stepfather because he wanted to help him. He saw flashing lights near his stepfather’s head and he wanted to chase them away. At that time, he really believed that he should have done what he did. After Chat (alias) took Chit to turn himself in, he was held in prison for almost 2 years while the case made no progress, and no relatives wanted to bail him out. In Chit’s case it is clear that he is ill. Article 65 of the Criminal Code allows offenders to receive no punishment or lesser punishment than is prescribed by the law....
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