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American Kills Himself in Taiwan Court After 4-Year Sentence

 
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JoeKing



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:15 pm    Post subject: American Kills Himself in Taiwan Court After 4-Year Sentence Reply with quote

HONG KONG — An American man who had been convicted of growing marijuana in Taiwan killed himself in a courtroom after he was sentenced to a four-year prison term, according to court officials.

The man, Tyrel Martin Marhanka, 41, slashed his throat with a pair of scissors on Thursday, the Changhua District Court said in a written statement. He was rushed to a hospital but could not be saved.

He had been convicted of growing marijuana at his home in Changhua, in central Taiwan, and of importing marijuana and opium poppy seeds. A prison term of up to seven years was possible, but the court gave him a lesser sentence of four years because he had not sold marijuana and was growing it for his own use.





http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/18/world/asia/taiwan-american-suicide.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both your subject line and excerpt don't mention that this American expat taught English. Confused
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Angel Maroni



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sentence of more than 3 years can lead to deportation.
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Shakey



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Canadian Matthew Forand still serving time for drug dealing in Taiwan?
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