Four men heading to jail for 2017 assault on surfer

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 31, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Supreme Court on Tuesday found four men guilty of attempted murder in the 2017 stabbing of Spanish surfer Ignacio Prio on a Pingtung County beach in the final ruling in the case, sentencing them to three-and-a-half to six years in prison.

The defendants had appealed their convictions for attempted murder in the first and second rulings, which had also led to prison sentences ranging from three-and-a-half years to six years.

The then-42-year-old Prio went to Jialeshui Beach (佳樂水) near Kenting (墾丁) on March 31, 2017, was attacked after he asked four men to remove their fishing lines from an area of the beach reserved for surfing.

He had asked the men to remove the lines out of concern that he and other surfers might become entangled in them.    [FULL  STORY]

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