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Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

BANGKOK: Police today (Nov 13) arrested a paralegal on a charge of fatally shooting a retired deputy police inspector-general who had shot dead two people at Chanthaburi Court in Muang district yesterday.

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By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 13 November 2019, 06:03PM


Police arrest paralegal Thanakorn Theerawarodom, white shirt, at Kasemsarn Hotel in Muang district of Chanthaburi on Wednesday morning on a charge of murdering a retired police major-general who had already shot four other people in Chanthaburi court on Tuesday. Screengrab: MCOT TV

Police arrest paralegal Thanakorn Theerawarodom, white shirt, at Kasemsarn Hotel in Muang district of Chanthaburi on Wednesday morning on a charge of murdering a retired police major-general who had already shot four other people in Chanthaburi court on Tuesday. Screengrab: MCOT TV

Thanakorn Theerawarodom was taken into custody as he was leaving his room at Kasemsarn Hotel in Chanthaburi province this morning. Police had a warrant for his arrest on a charge of murder.

Earlier news reports said that a court policeman shot former Pol Maj Gen Thanin Chantratip after he had fired shots that killed two of his adversaries in a long-running lawsuit, in a Chanthaburi courtroom yesterday morning. (See story here.)

Pol Col Krisana Patanacharoen, deputy spokesman of the Royal Thai Police, today said that surveillance camera footage showed that Mr Thanakorn took the court policeman’s pistol and shot back at the retired police major-general.

Thanin, 67, used a Glock .22 pistol to shoot prominent lawyer Bancha Porameesanaporn and his wife, and two other lawyers.

Before the shooting, they were all waiting for a hearing in a case related to their family dispute over the inheritance of 3,800 rai of land in Tha Mai district of Chanthaburi.

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Thanin and Bancha were brothers-in-law, their wives the daughters of the late landowner. Bancha and one of his lawyers died in the courtroom. Thanin died later in hospital.

Sarawut Benjakul, secretary-general of the Office of the Judiciary, today said that surveillance camera footage showed Thanin slipping into the courtroom without being screened for weapons while the court policeman was standing at attention for the morning national anthem played at 8am.

 

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Kurt | 14 November 2019 - 18:01:25

Why is 'land' such a obsession for thai people?
They litterarily kill for it.
At the same time so many different disputable  land owing title deeds documents/chanote's.
Not yet talking about foreigners who not allowed to own the land below their house and surrounding garden. Afrain that I will some time take the sand in the plane with me to home country?

Kurt | 14 November 2019 - 17:26:57

It more looks like that mr Thanakorn  should be given a medal for preventing that the killing retire police general shot more people. On other hand the 2 court police men, not screening the general- killer while entering court and the police man in the court room who did nothing to stop the killing, failing their duties, should face inquiry and probably disciplinary actions.

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