Retrial gives man life in shooting death of taxi driver

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 04, 2020
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The High Court’s Kaohsiung branch yesterday sentenced Lin Chin-kui (林金貴) to life in prison for killing a taxi driver in the city 13 years ago.

The retrial was a dramatic reversal of August 2018, when Lin was acquitted — his 2010 convictions and life sentence dropped — and he walked out of the courtroom a free man.

Lin, now 43, seemed shaken by the decision.

He quickly left the courthouse accompanied by members of the Taiwan Innocence Project (TIP), which has campaigned for him over the years, refusing to answer reporters’ questions.

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