Canadians Shot in Thailand

Published: Wednesday, 01/09/2008 12:00 am EST

One Canadian was killed and another wounded Monday in the northern Thai province of Mae Hong Son. Media reports say Leo Del Pinto, 25, and Carly Reisig, 24, were drinking at a bar when Ms. Reisig was punched in the head. This led to an altercation between Mr. Del Pinto and a Thai police officer. The police officer shot the pair three times, killing Mr. Del Pinto with bullets to the face and torso and wounding Ms. Reisig. Despite the officer's statement that the gun "accidentally went off," the officer has been charged with premeditated murder.

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