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Woman sentenced to death for poisoning children

Woman sentenced to death for poisoning children

BANGKOK: A woman was handed the death penalty yesterday (Sept 15) for poisoning her two children, including one count of murder, and posting images of them looking sick online to solicit donations.

By Bangkok Post

Friday 16 September 2022, 11:31AM

Photo: Bangkok Post.

Photo: Bangkok Post.

The Criminal Court sentenced Nattiwan Rakkunjet to death after her indictment was recommended by prosecutors, reports the Bangkok Post.

The court was told Nattiwan adopted one of the children, a girl then aged 4, on April 22, 2015. From the time of her adoption, Nattiwan fed the girl with food laced with mildly corrosive liquid. Over time, the girl became gravely ill and vomited blood caused by damage to her gastrointestinal tract. She was often admitted to hospital and died on Aug 12, 2019.

Nattiwan also gave poisoned meals to her own son beginning when he was 2 years old in September 2017 until May 2020. He too developed a critical illness.

She took photos of the children being sick and posted them on her Facebook account to draw online donations, which she received in large quantities.

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Nattiwan was arrested on May 18, 2020.

She was charged and found guilty of human trafficking for using children to solicit donations, murder and attempted murder, committing fraud and putting fraudulent information into a computer system.

She confessed on account of the overwhelming evidence against her and for that reason, her confession was not considered grounds for a reduced sentence, according to the court. The court also ordered Nattiwan to return B42,000 worth of donations she received while the mobile phones she bought with the donations were confiscated.

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JohnC | 17 September 2022 - 09:05:45

This is the most disgusting and heinous crime I have heard of in many years. A mother doing this to her own child to solicit donations is more sickening than anything I could imagine. Why are people like this allowed to reproduce? I hope she hever has her sentence reduced. Even life inprisonment is too good for this waste of oxygen.


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