Train explosion suspect sentenced to 30 years in prison

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/02/22
By: Liu Shih-yi and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) The Taipei District Court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 30

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years in prison for setting off an explosion in a train in Taipei in July 2016 that injured 25 people, including himself.

The man, Lin Ying-chang (林英昌), was found guilty of detonating a homemade explosive device on a commuter train as it was pulling into Songshan Railway Station late on the night of July 7, 2016.

He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder and 10.5 years for manufacturing explosives, which the court then combined into a 30-year sentence.

At a trial hearing at the court on Wednesday, Lin argued that he intended to commit suicide and did not have any intention to kill others.    [FULL  STORY]

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