A British security guard has been jailed for life after being convicted of brutally murdering a female Thai conference delegate at Glasgow's SECC complex last year.
Clive Carter, 35, bludgeoned 42-year-old Khanokporn Satjawat with a fire extinguisher in a ladies toilet at the Clyde Auditorium on Nov 12, 2012.
He denied murder and claimed he killed the Thai woman while suffering from diminished responsibility.
At the High Court in Glasgow, Carter was jailed for a minimum of 20 years, according to a BBC report posed on its news website.
Carter was also found guilty of orchestrating a cover-up after the murder by washing blood off the fire extinguisher, hiding his bloodstained blazer and telling police he had seen a mystery Asian man carrying an extinguisher in the aftermath of the killing.
He was also convicted of committing a breach of the peace at the Holiday Inn Express, Stockwell Street, Glasgow, on 4 Nov 2012, by knocking on the door of Stephanie O'Brien's room while carrying a fire extinguisher and claiming there had been a report of a fire.
The two-week trial heard how Ms Khanokporn died while attending a conference for HIV drug therapy at the auditorium, which is part of the SECC complex.
She sustained massive head and facial injuries after being battered with a fire extinguisher in a female toilet.
Jailing Carter, judge Lord Matthews said: ''Khanokporn Satjawat was a hard-working, well-educated and dedicated lady who came to this country to participate in a conference whose purpose was the alleviation of suffering and the saving of lives.
''It is cruelly ironic that in the course of such an event of that the life of that fragile lady should be taken in such a brutal fashion with an instrument whose primary purpose is also the saving of life at the hands of a man to whom she should have been able to look for assistance.''
Lord Matthews told Carter: ''You are plainly, on the evidence, a man who is disturbed. However, you are deeply disturbing as the evidence in this trial has amply demonstrated, including the evidence as to the events at the Holiday Inn Express. ''One is left to wonder what the outcome might have been had Stephanie O'Brien not had the presence of mind to extricate herself from the hotel room before the situation escalated.
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