The Bangkok South Criminal Court, based on an autopsy report, announced yesterday that the six people died from bullets shot from the direction of a temporary army outpost at the Siam Skytrain station over Rama I Road on May 19, 2010.
Army deputy spokesman Winthai Suvaree said the court’s statement was merely part of the inquiry process while trial has yet to begin.
In a trial, more elements of evidence will be required and the investigation results are contradicting and must be proofed further, he said.
It has yet to be verified if there were so-called 'men in black' in the temple and why the weapons seized by protesters were found on the temple grounds on May 20, 2010, he added.
He allayed concerns among army forces in light of the court’s latest announcement and said the army would do it best in pursuing the case under legal process.
The army has regularly asked for updates from the authorities concerning army personnel who were injured or killed in the political violence, he said.