The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court on Wednesday ruled that Italian journalist Fabio Polenghi was killed by a bullet fired by the security forces during the May 19, 2010 dispersal of the red-shirt protestors.
The court said he was hit and killed by a .223 calibre high velocity bullet while he was running away from Ratchadamri road towards Ratchaprasong intersection. The fatal bullet was identified by retired police forensic scientist Amporn Jaruchinda.
The only group that had been identified as being in that area at the time was the Second Cavalry Division, the King's Guard, which was beginning the dispersal of protesters, moving from Sala Daeng towards Ratchaprasong, the court said.
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