Thitisan ‘Joe Ferrari’ and his officers now facing demise penalty

The 7 police officers including Pol Col Thitisan “Joe Ferrari” Utthanaphon, who were arrested after a video leaked of them suffocating a suspect to death during interrogation, will now face full charges as the Attorney-General has given the go-ahead to start prosecution. The 7 will be tried for multiple expenses together with premeditated homicide by means of torture, coercion, illegal detention, and malfeasance in workplace under stricter sections of the Penal Code that call for the dying penalty.
The case might be officially submitted to the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases by the Attorney-General next week. Of note, the principle cost within the suspect’s dying has been modified to premeditated murder underneath Section 289 of the Penal Code, a a lot stronger charge than Thitisan’s unique insistence that he should be charged with assault that led to unintended dying. Value can additionally be a stronger charge with worse punishment than the charges authorities talked about last week of “jointly killing by torturing and different cruel means” underneath Section 288 of the code.
The Commissioner of Central Investigation Bureau outlined a shift from the initially planned charges under Section 288 of the Penal Code, which are punishable by either 15 to 20 years in prison, a life sentence, or the dying penalty. The new plan to prosecute underneath Section 289 as a substitute eliminates any prison sentence possibility, meaning if any or the entire accused law enforcement officials are convicted by the courtroom of the premeditated murder charge, they may obtain the demise penalty.
The sensational story of the police officer who rose to great wealth regardless of a forty,000 baht salary and his subordinates going viral from leaked footage of what they thought-about enhanced interrogation that concerned binding the suspect’s hands whereas layering 6 plastic luggage over his head that resulted within the 24 12 months old man dying has shocked Thailand. People have been outraged by the video, which the officers involved claimed was merely their try at getting details about drugs, but some declare was an try to solicit a bribe of as much as 2 million baht.
The ensuing post-mortem that recorded his death, perhaps at the directions of Thitisan, as a drug overdose (a later full autopsy revealed he had positively died of suffocation) and the next temporary manhunt of the suspects further enraged the basic public. The search then revealed particulars of his lavish life-style with a massive fleet of high-end luxury cars and sprawling mansion property shone a highlight on the systematic corruption that allowed Jo Ferrari to amass such a fortune.
Many are cynical that the 7 police officers would avoid prosecution or receive only a slap on the wrist, and authorities could also be feeling the strain from this and reacting with the harshest prosecution possibility. As a result, whether or not or not Thitisan and the officers get convicted will literally be a matter of life or dying..

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