Motherwell security guard ‘hates himself’ over killing

Clive Carter
Clive Carter

A security guard from Motherwell has told a court he ‘hates’ himself for killing a woman at Glasgow’s SECC.

Clive Carter (35), formerly of Glen Court, is on trial at the High Court in Glasgow for the murder of Khanokporn Satjawat last November.

Mrs Satjawat, from Thailand, was attending a medical conference at the venue.

Carter admits battering her with a fire extinguisher in a toilet, but denies murder on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

With the trial now in its second week, Carter went into the witness box to give evidence.

He claimed he had no memory of the attack, but told the court he had argued with the conference delegate.

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.”

The trial before Lord Matthews continues.