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Supreme Court acquits six policemen in killing of teen

THE SUPREME Court has given the benefit of the doubt to all six policemen who had been convicted of killing a 17-year-old suspect during the government’s war on drugs in 2004, reversing the rulings of two lower courts. Their acquittal left the victim’s family stunned. The court of first stance had convicted four defendants of collusion in the killing, one defendant for abusing his authority, and acquitted the other. The Appeal Court convicted four defendants of colluding to kill, and two others of abusing their authority. “I am speechless,” the victim’s aunt, Pikul Promchan, said upon hearing the verdict from the Supreme Court yesterday. Relatives of the defendants, meanwhile, shed tears of joy. “There is just one witness in the case and many parts of her testimony are unreliable and raise suspicion,” the highest court said. ‘Defendants maintained innocence’ The court also took into account the fact that all the six... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Supreme Court acquits six policemen in killing of teen, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'Samui Times'. Thank you Supreme Court acquits six policemen in killing of teen

 

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