June 18, 2016

Man commits suicide in court after getting life sentence

Man commits suicide in court after getting life sentence
41-year-old Tyrel Martin Marhanka from the United States Of America until his death lived in Taiwan with his family. On Thursday 16th June, a judge handed the father of two who married a Taiwanese woman a life sentence after being found guilty of repeated drug-related offences.
Moments after his conviction by justice Wang Yi-min, the man revealed a pair of scissors he had hidden under his clothes, took them apart and stabbed himself on the two sides of the throat with each blade of the sharp metal object. He died minutes later although efforts were immediately made to rescue him.
Man commits suicide in court after getting life sentence
Man commits suicide in court after getting life sentence

A statement released by the court read:

“We deeply regret that Tyrel Martin Marhanka killed himself during the sentencing.

“He was cooperative during the investigation and the trial. His attitude was mild and he did not show any signs that he would commit suicide.”

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