A man jumped to his death on Monday morning from the eighth floor of a Bangkok Criminal Court building after seeing the suspect in his son’s murder acquitted.
Supachai Kanlahasunthorn came to the court at 9am to hear the verdict in the trial of a man accused of stabbing Supachai’s son to death in April 2016.
Supachai broke down in tears after the judge read the verdict acquitting the defendant at 10am.
Leaving the courtroom, he climbed through a hall window onto a terrace, over a wall, and then jumped to his death in the car park of court officials.
The court ruled that evidence and testimony from defence witnesses undermined the charges, while the prosecution lacked strong evidence.
After Supachai jumped, his sister-in-law rushed downstairs to see the body.
She broke into tears and had to be helped by officials into the court building to calm down. She claimed that her nephew did not receive justice, prompting her brother-in-law to commit suicide.
She said the murder incident should have been recorded on security cameras, but the owners claimed the cameras had broken down.