Ex-Army cap­tain hears mur­der charges in Si Sa Ket of­fi­cial’s case

The Nation - - AROUND THAILAND -

For­mer Army cap­tain Su­pachai Paso went to hear three ad­di­tional charges brought by Si Sa Ket po­lice yes­ter­day in re­la­tion to the death of Jutha­porn Oun-on, a Si Sa Ket-based lo­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion or­gan­i­sa­tion of­fi­cial whose body was found ear­lier this month.

The In­sti­tute of Foren­sic Medicine at the Po­lice Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal pre­vi­ously con­firmed that a hu­man skull, bones and other items found last week near the 2305th para­mil­i­tary ranger base in Ubon Ratchathani’s Nam Yeun district be­longed to 37-year-old Jutha­porn, who had been miss­ing since July 3.

The new charges in­clude pre­med­i­tated mur­der, il­le­gal de­ten­tion lead­ing to another per­son’s death, and con­ceal­ing or de­stroy­ing a body.

Si Sa Ket po­lice chief Pol Maj- Gen­eral Su­radech Den­tham said Su­pachai would be brought to the Kan­thar­alak Pro­vin­cial Court, which would de­cide on his bail.

Su­pachai, 30, who has been dis­missed from the mil­i­tary, had al­ready been charged with il­le­gal de­ten­tion, steal­ing Jutha­porn’s car, us­ing fake doc­u­ments and de­stroy­ing another per­son’s doc­u­ments lead­ing to dam­ages.

Po­lice have in­ves­ti­gated pos­si­ble mo­tives for Jutha­porn’s dis­ap­pear­ance, in­clud­ing a dis­pute over a debt and her re­la­tion­ship with Su­pachai, who was linked to the case fol­low­ing po­lice’s dis­cov­ery on Au­gust 8 of her Toy­ota Vios, which had been sold three times in the in­terim, at an Ubon Ratchathani garage.

Mean­while, po­lice spokesman Pol Colonel Kris­sana Pat­tanacharoen told re­porters in Bangkok that po­lice would ask the court not to grant bail to Su­pachai be­cause he had been charged with three ad­di­tional se­ri­ous charges that could po­ten­tially carry the death sen­tence.

He added that po­lice had gath­ered ev­i­dence and pro­ceeded with the case in­ves­ti­ga­tion trans­par­ently to en­sure jus­tice for all sides.

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