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Court to rule on gruesome murder case against Spanish man
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok will give a verdict on the murder case in which Spanish national Artur Segarra Princep was accused in the gruesome murder of fellow countryman David Bernat last January.

 

The 38-year-old Segarra, who arrives at court with a smile while showing a handwriting in his palm that quoted the Bible's Luke 23:34 [Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”], is accused of detaining and torturing Bernat at his apartment in Huai Kwang area for ten days between January 20 and 30 of last year. 

 

It was alleged that he forced Bernat to reveal his ATM PIN, which Segarra then used to steal over Bt700,000. Segarra allegedly force fed Bernat a cocktail of drugs, covered the victim’s head with a plastic bag and duct tape to suffocate him to death. Segarra then allegedly dismembered the victim’s frozen corpse and dumps the body parts in various spots along the Chao Phraya River. 

 

Following the body part discovery, Segarra was arrested in Cambodia on February 7 that year and sent a day later to Thailand. Having been detained in the Bangkok Remand Prison, he had pleaded not guilty in previous court hearings to the 13 charges including premeditated murder, kidnapping, concealing a body, torture and theft.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312907

 
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Spaniard accused in murder sends out grim signal
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Artur Segarra Princep, accused in the torture and murder of a compatriot in Bangkok early last year, arrives at court on Friday for the verdict.

 

BANGKOK: -- The Spaniard accused in the gruesome murder of a compatriot arrived at a Bangkok court for the verdict on Friday smiling and showing reporters a Bible citation written in ink on his left palm.

 

Artur Segarra Princep had “Luke 23:34” inscribed on his hand, referring to the crucified Jesus’ appeal to God, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”

 

Segarra, 38, was brought to Ratchadapisek Criminal Court to hear the verdict on 13 charges stemming from the murder of countryman David Bernat in January last year. 

 

Prosecutors say Segarra detained and tortured Bernat at his apartment in Bangkok’s Huai Kwang district for 10 days, from January 20 and 30. He allegedly forced Bernat to reveal his ATM pin and stole more than Bt700,000 from his bank account. He allegedly force-fed Bernat a cocktail of drugs and then killed him by suffocation, using duct tape and a plastic bag over the head, froze the body and finally dismembered the corpse and disposed of the parts at several places along the Chao Phraya River. 

 

Following the discovery of the body parts, Segarra was arrested in Cambodia on February 7 last year and returned to Thailand the next day. 

 

Detained at Bangkok Remand Prison, he pleaded not guilty to 13 charges including premeditated murder, kidnapping, concealing a body, torture and theft.

 

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14 minutes ago, SiamBeast said:

I don't want to judge anyone, but coming to court covered in tattoos when you're the defendent in a criminal case is probably a bad idea.

So what do you suggest? May'be lazer removal whilst on remand or perhaps, despite your protestations you are in fact judging him based on his "ink".

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As I recall, the evidence against him was overwhelming and he would surely have been advised that pleading not guilty will likely double the sentence. Well in this case the death penalty instead of life imprisonment.

 

The guy must be a genuine psychopath.

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1 hour ago, rainwater said:

Why is this monster smiling 

Probably because he knows that the entire proceedings are a farce. If you have ever seen Thai trials you will understand.

The "Forgive them, they don't know what they are doing" line kind of supports that.

I don't know if he did it or not, but I would not trust any judgment from the courts here. Look at the Koh Tao boys as a perfect example.

 

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Death sentence for Segarra for dismembering Spaniard

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter

 

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BANGKOK — A Spanish man was sentenced to death Friday morning at the Ratchada Criminal Court for the savage 2016 murder of a fellow Spaniard.

 

Artur Segarra Princep, 38, was sentenced to die for the January 2016 abduction, torture, murder and dismemberment of David Bernat, parts of whom were discovered floating in various locations along the Chao Phraya River.

 

Full story:  http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/crimecourtscalamity/courts/2017/04/21/death-sentence-segarra-dismembering-spaniard/

 
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1 hour ago, BigBadGeordie said:

So what do you suggest? May'be lazer removal whilst on remand or perhaps, despite your protestations you are in fact judging him based on his "ink".

A comment on the prisoner's odd behaviour, I really cannot see as a 'judgement" per se of his guilt. It was a good observation.

 

If I was his council, and my client was defending a bizarre and gruesome murder charge, I would not recommend smiling and waving around sayings from the Bible. I agree. The judgement is regarding his behaviour as inappropriate and I would think gains no sympathy from the court and in itself arouses my suspicions unnecessarily. 

 

This is typical behaviour for a psychopath or sociopath. In my eyes this behaviour inevitably raises the likelihood of someones' guilt rather than diminishes it.

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In his mind he can honestly believe he had a good reason to do what he is accused of doing.

That is what being a psychopath means.....you and your actions are the center of your own world, and no one else has any value in your mid.

 

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2 hours ago, SiamBeast said:

I don't want to judge anyone, but coming to court covered in tattoos when you're the defendent in a criminal case is probably a bad idea.

Silly chap, he should have had laser removal before going to court!! No wait, he's been locked up.

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Yes, I know that he can't get "laser removal" before going to court. And yes I know that he will probably never get them removed, and I know that it is his right to have as many tattoos as he want.

 

What I'm saying is, it's hard to plead innocent to murder when you look like most criminals who are already in jail. Tattoos have nothing to do with the case, but how often do you see perfect law-abiding citizens who work respectable jobs covered in tattoos like that?

 

Just my thoughts. Maybe he's innocent. Jesus, you guys have to stop taking every sentence a member says and using it to trash them.

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9 minutes ago, SiamBeast said:

Yes, I know that he can't get "laser removal" before going to court. And yes I know that he will probably never get them removed, and I know that it is his right to have as many tattoos as he want.

 

What I'm saying is, it's hard to plead innocent to murder when you look like most criminals who are already in jail. Tattoos have nothing to do with the case, but how often do you see perfect law-abiding citizens who work respectable jobs covered in tattoos like that?

 

Just my thoughts. Maybe he's innocent. Jesus, you guys have to stop taking every sentence a member says and using it to trash them.

Been saying it for years SB.  How many specialist surgeons or Queen's Counsels do you see covered in 'ink'?

It's about impressions, and if you look like a crim, you're making it easy for the court to treat you like a crim.

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3 hours ago, Nasrullah said:

You do still believe in innocent until proven otherwise?

He's now been convicted and sentenced to death.  Lemme guess now it was a kangaroo court, right?  You hate authority so much you feel nothing for the victim and hope the accused is set free.  Check yourself.  A world without authority is a world you don't want.

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2 hours ago, BigBadGeordie said:

So what do you suggest? May'be lazer removal whilst on remand or perhaps, despite your protestations you are in fact judging him based on his "ink".

The ink makes you fink though, i wouldn't trust him with my dog

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3 hours ago, BigBadGeordie said:

So what do you suggest? May'be lazer removal whilst on remand or perhaps, despite your protestations you are in fact judging him based on his "ink".

Tattoos !!!   Guilty beyond doubt. Lock up everyone with a tattoo, (no more tarts in Pattaya then) and release everyone in the pokey with no tattoos.  

 

Great society that'll produce.

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2 hours ago, PremiumLane said:

he isn't, he is pointing out that people are innocent until proven guilty - I know, such a crazy whacked our concept :shock1:

In the eyes of the Country/State. But every man is entitled to form his own opinion. Do you think OJ is innocent, would you buy him a beer? tap him on the back? Anyway that Spanish dude is now sentenced to death but even if he hadn't and managed to bribe his way out it would have been everybody's right to believe in his guilt or innocence.

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Spanish man gets death sentence for killing countryman

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Artur Segarra Princep, accused in the torture and murder of a compatriot in Bangkok early last year, shows photographers a handwritten Bible citation on his palm referring to a famous quotation from the dying Jesus.

 

BANGKOK:-- A Spaniard was sentenced to death on Friday for killing a countryman, mutilating his body and throwing parts into the Chao Phraya river in January last year.

 

Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok ruled that there was strong scientific evidence to convict Artur Segarra Princep for the murder of fellow Spanish national David Bernat, although police and prosecutors did not produce any definitive witnesses to implicate him.

 

Segarra, who arrived at court smiling while with the biblical Luke 23:34 (“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do) scrawled on his hand, was charged with detaining and torturing Bernat at his apartment in the Huai Kwang area for 10 days between January 20 and 30 last year. 

 

He forced 40-year-old Bernat to reveal his cash card PIN number, which Segarra then used to steal over Bt700,000. Segarra force-fed Bernat a cocktail of drugs, then covered the victim’s head with a plastic bag and duct tape to suffocate him. 

 

Segarra then dismembered the victim’s frozen corpse and dumped body parts in various spots along the Chao Phraya River.

 

Following discovery of body parts, Segarra was arrested in Cambodia on February 7 last year and sent back to Thailand the next day. Having been detained in Bangkok Remand Prison, he had pleaded not guilty in previous court hearings to the 13 charges including premeditated murder, kidnapping, concealing a body, torture and theft.

 

Although Segarra maintained his innocence, the court ruled security camera footage and accounts from the maid of the PG Condominium and his Thai girlfriend provided strong enough to convict him.

Investigators also found Segarra’s fingerprints on an electric saw that had traces of blood which matched the victim’s DNA.

 

The court ruled that Segarra committed the murder for savings worth tens of millions of baht. He was also found guilty of falsifying documents to transfer Bt730,000 from Bernat’s account to his own.

 

A Spanish female friend of Segarra, a Catholic priest and members of the Spanish media were in court to hear the verdict.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/breakingnews/30312934

 

 
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