Man found guilty of murdering waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar



A man has been found guilty of murdering waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar more than 17 years ago in a retrial under double jeopardy laws.
Ronnie Coulter, 48, was convicted by a majority of stabbing the 32-year-old as he returned from work in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, on November 4 1998.
The jury took around 10 hours over three days to find Coulter, of Overtown, Wishaw, guilty following a four-week trial at the High Court in Glasgow.
A string of further charges, including an accusation that Coulter forged Mr Chhokar's signature on a £100 giro cheque on the day of his death, were dropped during... read more

 
5 October 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
Source: Belper News
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