Criminal Court to declare verdict on attempted assassination of former Supreme Court ChairmanSeptember 29th, 2008 - 11:09 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The South Bangkok Criminal Court today is scheduled to declare the ruling on the historical case of the conspiracy to assassinate former Supreme Court Chairman Praman Chansue (ประมาณ ชันซื่อ) after the case was in trial for 15 years.
The South Bangkok Criminal Court this morning is holding a hearing on the verdict in the case of the conspiracy to assassinate former Supreme Court Chairman Praman Chansue. The case’s plaintiff role was taken on by attorney’s of the Criminal Court and the matter was filed against Mr. Somporn Dechanuphap (สมพร เดชานุภาพ), Mr. Nane Mahawilai (เณร มหาวิไล), Apichit Ungsutharangkul (อภิชิต อังศุธรางกูร) and Mr. Rungsun Tosuwan (รังสรรค์ ต่อสุวรรณ). All 4 men have been charged with inciting another to commit murder as they hired Mr. Pratum Sudmanee (ประทุม สุดมณี) and Mr. Bamrung Chaimuang (บำรุง ชัยเมือง) to assassinate the former Supreme Court Chairman. Both men however decided to turn themselves.
The four defendants have been tried on Criminal Laws 288, 289, 83 and 84 with two of previously confessing to the acts only to reverse their plea in court. The case has been closely followed as Mr. Pramarn was the Supreme Court Chairman during the time of the attempted murder and Mr. Rungsun was a high profile individual. The case has taken 15 years to reach a verdict but Mr. Praman passed away in February earlier this year.
Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand