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Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Post by zavk » Wed May 26, 2010 6:53 am

Oh dear.
Man admits killing Buddhist monk
May 26, 2010 - 1:20PM

A Perth man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Buddhist monk who died two weeks after being found bloody and unconscious by a lake where he meditated.

Ian Samuel James McConkey, 38, of Coolbellup in Perth’s south, was originally charged with murdering 48-year-old Buu ‘‘Paul’’ Lieu on January 10 this year.

Mr Lieu died in hospital two weeks after being bashed early in the morning at Bibra Lake Regional Park after going there to meditate.

He was found in the car park by a bike rider.

In the Stirling Magistrates Court on today, prosecutors accepted McConkey’s plea of guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He was remanded in custody and will appear in the Supreme Court for sentencing on September 1.

Manslaughter carries a 20-year maximum jail term.

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Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Post by Pannapetar » Wed May 26, 2010 7:13 am

Unfortunately, that happens in Thailand and in Burma as well. I remember a case where a Buddhist monk was killed in a land dispute case and another where a Buddhist monk tried to protect relics and/or historical ruins from a mining company. Better to master some "serious siddhis" before messing with the Thai mafia or the Burmese army. No seriously, these monks were heroes. So much courage. Amazing.

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Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Post by Fede » Wed May 26, 2010 8:06 am

How is killing a Buddhist monk any different to killing any other human being?
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Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Post by jcsuperstar » Wed May 26, 2010 8:16 am

it's probably more relevant to post about it on a buddhist board.
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Re: Man admits killing Buddhist monk

Post by Ben » Wed May 26, 2010 8:19 am

Hi Fede

None really. Except the kammic burden of killing a member of the ordained sangha is, I believe, extraordinary.
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