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American kills himself on being given prison sentence in Changhua

2016/06/16 12:37:30

Blood stain outside the court room.

Taipei, June 16 (CNA) An American man died Thursday after slashing himself in the neck on hearing that he was given a four-year prison sentence by a district court in Changhua, central Taiwan. He was tried for the possession of cannabis.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital despite attempts to save his life.

The man was identified by some media reports as Tyrel Martin Marhanka. He was 41.

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[Several of the 216 cannabis plants found in a rented house of the men (CNA photo April 15, 2015)]