pattayamail.gif (2145 bytes)

Business News





VOL.VII NO.45     -      5 November 1999

News | Business News  | Features | Columns | Letters | Sports | Mail Market | Sports Round-Up

Sheerin gets day in court

Surviving victim tells his side

Dean Sheerin was brought to Chonburi court on a stretcher in an ambulance to testify against the man who shot him and murdered friend Terry Morley.

British tourist Dean Sheerin, a former British Army Green Jacket, was brought by ambulance and stretcher to Chonburi court last week to testify against confessed killer Saichon Lomkan. Saichon has confessed to murdering Sheerin’s friend, London fireman Terry Morley, and wounding Sheerin at the White Horse Bar in North Pattaya on October 19th.

Sheerin told the court he and Morley were sitting at the White Horse Bar when a man came in wearing a wool knit cap covering his face. He said the man took a bar stool and threw it over the counter. Sheerin told the court that he and Morley thought it was some sort of prank, and the two went to look into the matter. As they approached the man, he turned around, drew a gun and opened fire.

Saichon shot Morley 4 times, 3 times in the back, “then turned and shot me in the stomach,” Sheerin said. Sheerin, however, told the court that he would be unable to recognize (Saichon) because of the wool cap covering his face.

“I should have been more wary of men in balaclavas,” said Sheerin. “I’ve seen enough of them while on active duty in South Armagh, Northern Ireland.”

Saichon’s boss, Wicha Paophimpha (aka Tee Lek), who allegedly ordered Saichon to go the bar to collect a 300,000 baht debt and to do whatever it took to get the money or shut the bar down, was also in court when Sheerin testified. He sat the back of the court with his henchman after arriving casually half an hour late.

Sheerin has been moved from Sriracha Hospital and is continuing his recovery at the Bamrumrad Hospital. When the doctors feel Sheerin is capable of being transferred back home they will allow him to do so.

Asked if he would be returning to Pattaya and Thailand Sheerin replied, “Only if justice is seen to be done in this court.”

E-mail: [email protected]
Updated every Friday
Copyright 1999 Pattaya Mail Publishing Co.Ltd.
370/7-8 Pattaya Second Road, Pattaya City, Chonburi 20260, Thailand 
Tel.66-38 411 240-1, 413 240-1, Fax:66-38 427 596; e-mail: [email protected]

Updated by Boonsiri Suansuk.
[email protected]