Live Phuket The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Teens jailed for 25 years over brutal murder

PHATTHALUNG: A juvenile court in Phatthalung yesterday (Oct 20) sentenced two 17-year-olds to 25 years in prison each for the murder of a southern man and the rape and assault of his girlfriend early this year.

death, homicide, land, police, sex, violence,

Bangkok Post

Friday 21 October 2016, 09:50AM

Rescue workers from the Chong Tek Siang Tung foundation retrieve the body of Phasakorn Khongsawat in a forest in tambon Ban Na of Si Nakharin district, Phatthalung. Photo: Chong Tek Siang Tung foundation
Rescue workers from the Chong Tek Siang Tung foundation retrieve the body of Phasakorn Khongsawat in a forest in tambon Ban Na of Si Nakharin district, Phatthalung. Photo: Chong Tek Siang Tung foundation

The Phatthalung Juvenile and Family Court also sentenced a third defendant, a girl under the age of 18, to four months in jail, suspended for three years, and placed her under probation for two years.

Four adult defendants aged 19 and 20, three men and a woman, are being tried separately from the minors.

According to the juvenile court’s ruling, the female defendant lured a young couple, Phasakorn Khongsawat and his girlfriend, both 19, to a meeting with the first and second defendants, who are both 17, along with two men aged 19 and 18, at Baan Khao Khram in Sri Nakharin district at 4am on Jan 27.

The four men, who were under the influence of kratom leaves, assaulted Mr Phasakorn and used a pistol to force the couple to go into a forest about 7 kilometres from the nearest village. They gang-raped the woman who was three months’ pregnant.

The gang dug a shallow pit. They forced Mr Phasakorn and his girlfriend to sit on the pit’s edge. Nopporn Thong-iad, 19, shot him in the head and stabbed him. The gang forced Mr Phasakorn’s girlfriend to get into the pit but she begged them to spare her life.

Then the first defendant fired a second shot at Mr Phasakorn before he and the second defendant buried the man.

The second defendant then detained the woman victim at his home until Jan 30.

The teenagers later drove the woman in a pickup truck to a secluded area in the mountains adjoining Phatthalung and Trang province, where they bludgeoned and stabbed her until she lost consciousness. 

The gang dumped her into a ravine, believing she was dead, but the woman survived and was rescued and taken to hospital by good Samaritans.

Police said the motive for the crime stemmed from a personal feud between Nopporn, the alleged gang leader, and Mr Phasakorn.

Laguna Phuket Marathon 2017

The 17-year-olds were sentenced on numerous charges including concealment of a body, rape involving the use of a weapon, premeditated murder, compelling others to do something by using weapons, holding others against their will, carrying weapons to public venues and violating a law controlling firearms and ammunition.

Courts of Justice spokesman Suebpong Sripongkul said the offences committed by the 17-year-olds carry a maximum penalty of death. But offenders under 18 are not subject to punishment by death or life imprisonment under the law.

Mr Suebpong said when a person under 18 commits a crime for which the penalty is death or life imprisonment, the law requires the penalty to be converted to a maximum of 50 years in prison.

In this high-profile murder and rape case, he explained, the defendants committed the offences when they were older than 15 but under 18, so the sentences were reduced by half, according to law.

The prison term was also reduced because they had given useful testimony.

“This shows the court has given the young defendants the maximum penalty stipulated by law,” Mr Suebpong said.

The girl was found guilty of compelling others to do something by using weapons, holding others against their will and supporting others to rape a person.

Nopporn sparked public outrage after a video showed him laughing and giggling as he was interviewed by the media at a police briefing in Phatthalung. The woman victim was his ex-girlfriend.

Read original story here.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Motorcyclist, 18, killed in collision with taxi on Bypass Rd in Phuket

On Phuket it remains: Speed is your winner ( to heaven?) So many road users don't see driving as being a traffic participant. They not look fo...(Read More)

Campaign launched to clear cable tangles from Patong streets

For a few years already I advocate the removal of dead/unused cables hanging in the poles like spaghetti. Not only Patong, all over Phuket! Removal/...(Read More)

Two killed in Phuket resort shower electric shock

Who installed it? Where were they educated to do these installations? How many did they install? Where did they,and others, who were trained like the...(Read More)

Phuket rain brings slew of motorbike accidents on wet roads

Eagle, in the interests of safety, just what country are you from, we may need to know this so we can be aware of possible lesser skilled drivers, if ...(Read More)

One man dead, another injured after fleeing police traffic stop in Phuket Town

The only people I feel sorry for are the parents and family of the deceased, but then again, I would wager to bet that this kid's fate was much at...(Read More)

Motorcyclist, 18, killed in collision with taxi on Bypass Rd in Phuket

Another Taxi involved in a fatality involving a motorcyclist. Looks like another B400 fine as the Taxi driver is Thai....(Read More)

Plans to make Phuket’s Bang Tao Beach ‘virgin’ an uphill battle, says Army

From the comments here, it's as plain as day why Thai authorities never listen nor want to listen to outsiders and what they consider best for Tha...(Read More)

Phuket named in TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards Top 10

Asterix...Just as a guess, because the photo epitomises the features of Phuket for which it is renowned?...(Read More)

Hey, that’s my elephant in Phuket; says Krabi mahout

And what was the outcome after a simple microchip check? 14 years ago stolen, and the elephant Yo was pregnant. So, the Krabi owner should also ge...(Read More)

Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts halal gold

Very interesting business article. Now thai official also have to start to realize there is gold at the end of separated garbage/waste line of the ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.