Guard gets 20 years for killing woman at SECC

Clive Carter
Clive Carter

A security guard from Motherwell has been found guilty of murdering a woman at Glasgow’s SECC.

Clive Carter (35), formerly of Glen Court, was jailed for life at the High Court in Glasgow and told he must serve at least 20 years. He battered Khanokporn Satjawat with a fire extinguisher last November.

Mrs Satjawat (42), from Thailand, attending a medical conference at the venue.

Carter denied murder, offering to plead guilty to culpable homicide on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

But prosecutor John Scullion said it was a ‘brutal and merciless’ attack and told the jury Carter had gone out of his way to avoid being caught, lying to the police and washing blood off the fire extinguisher before hiding it.

Dad of three Carter, who used to work at Motherwell’s Megabar, claimed he had no memory of the attack, but told the court he had argued with the conference delegate about her badge.

Carter replied ‘Yes’ when asked if he accepted responsibility for the victim’s death.

Asked how he feels about it, he answered: “I hate myself.

“I still struggle to understand exactly why - what happened. It does not make sense to me in my own head. There is no logical reason for what I did.

“I know we had an argument, but that was no reason to do what I did.”

Carter is due to be sentenced later this afternoon.