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Spaniard sentenced to death for gruesome killing in Thailand

  • Artur Segarra Princep of Spain raises his hand displaying a popular Bible verse on the palm of his hand reading, "Lucas 23:34" as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced to death a Spanish man after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Artur Segarra Princep of Spain raises his hand displaying a popular Bible verse on the palm of his hand reading, "Lucas 23:34" as he arrives at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced to death a Spanish man after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Artur Segarra Princep of Spain exits a prison bus after arriving at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced to death Princep after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Artur Segarra Princep of Spain exits a prison bus after arriving at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced to death Princep after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

  • Artur Segarra Princep of Spain arriving at the Criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced Princep to death after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Artur Segarra Princep of Spain arriving at the Criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 21, 2017. A Thai court has sentenced Princep to death after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)  (The Associated Press)

A Thai court has sentenced to death a Spanish man after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard.

Artur Segarra Princep was charged with the premediated murder in the death of 40-year old David Bernat, whose dismembered body was retrieved from a river and bloodstains and DNA found in Segarra's Bangkok apartment.

Segarra's lawyer said his client had denied the charges and will appeal.

During the investigation, police said they found a freezer in Segarra's home that is believed to have been used to store the body, as well as a book with instructions on how to dismember body parts.

Segarra was arrested in Cambodia and sent back to Thailand in February to stand trial.