Thursday, September 24, 2020

Spaniard sentenced to death in Thailand

Artur Segarra, 38, was convicted of kidnapping and killing David Bernat. A Thai court sentenced him to death for the murder of a fellow Spaniard whose body parts were found in Bangkok's main river.
When he arrived at court he held his hand up to show the words "Luke 23:34" written in ink on his palm. The Bible citation is a reference to Jesus's final words on the cross. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."

While death sentences are still on the statute books in Thailand it is rare for prisoners to be executed. The last execution was in 2009.