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Thai court restores conviction of gunman in political strife

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BANGKOK (AP) – Thailand’s Supreme Court has restored a 37-year prison term given to a gunman convicted of shooting four people during 2014 political violence.

Vivat Yodprasert was dubbed the “Popcorn Gunman” because he opened fire with an assault rifle concealed in a sack with “popcorn” emblazoned on it. The shooter was part of a mob that sought to disrupt preparations for a snap election during unrest that led to a May 2014 military takeover.

Wednesday’s ruling overturned an appellate court’s dismissal of the conviction, confirming him guilty of attempted murder, possession of guns and ammunition without licenses and related charges.

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