6 June 2024

The Appeals Court today upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spanish man for murdering a fellow Spaniard and dumping the dismembered body in the Chao Phraya River in 2016.

According to the verdict, between January 20-26, 2016, Artur Segarra tortured and latere murdered David Bernat in a room of PG Condominium on Rama IX road, dismembered his body and dumped the body parts at various spots in the Chao Phraya River and stole 734,940 baht from the murdered businessman.

He was charged with kidnapping, torture, premeditated murder, and concealing the body. Segarra denied the charges.

The Criminal Court on April 21, 2017 sentenced him to death and ordered him to pay compensation to Bernat’s relatives. Segarra appealed.

The Appeals Court said that from evidence found it was believed Segarra plotted to murder Bernat to take money from his bank account. Segarra took Bernat to his room, tortured him to reveal the password and serial number of the electronic card and took the card to withdraw the money. After that he murdered Bernat, cut up his body and dumped the dismembered body in the Chao Phraya River.

The court upheld the death sentence against Segarra.