“Popcorn” gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

 “Popcorn” gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

Main entrance of the Supreme Court of Thailand. Photo: Wattana Songpetchmongkol.




An alleged gunman who came to the rescue of protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) under attack by armed men at Lak Si intersection during the demonstration against the Yingluck government in 2014 was sentenced to 37 years and 4 months imprisonment by the Supreme Court today .

The Supreme Court overruled the acquittal verdict of the Appeals Court and upheld the guilty verdict of the Criminal Court against 28-year-old Vivat Yodprasit, better known as “Popcorn” gunman – the hooded gunman who was seen covering his assault rifle with a green and yellow corn bag as he fought off armed men allegedly linked to the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) attacking PDRC protesters at Lak Si road intersection, in Lak Si district of Bangkok.

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By Thai PBS World



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