Murderer jailed 18 years in Surjit Singh Chhokar killing Ronnie Coulter’s trial made Scottish legal history
Eastern Eye Staff
A Scottish man has been sentenced to life in jail for the murder of a 32-year-old after being tried for the second time. Surjit Singh Chhokar was considered one of Scotland’s most high-profile murder victims because his killing set a precedent as one of the first cases to be retried after the abolition of the country’s double jeopardy laws. His killer, Ronnie Coulter, 48, will serve a minimum of 19 years and eight months behind bars before he is eligible to apply for parole. He was convicted by a majority jury verdict of stabbing Chhokar to death in Wishaw, North…
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