Ronnie Coulter convicted of 1998 Chhokar murder after second trial
A man has been convicted of the 1998 murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar after being tried for a second time.
Ronnie Coulter, 48, from Wishaw, was originally cleared of stabbing the 32-year-old in Overtown, North Lanarkshire, following a trial in 1999.
The Crown was given permission to bring a second prosecution following changes to Scotland's double jeopardy laws.
A jury convicted him following a trial at the High Court in Glasgow. Coulter now faces a mandatory life term.
The trial heard that Ronnie Coulter, his nephew Andrew Coulter and and another man, David Montgomery, went to see Mr Chhokar... read more
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