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

The 7 law enforcement officials together with Pol Col Thitisan “Joe Ferrari” Utthanaphon, who were arrested after a video leaked of them suffocating a suspect to demise during interrogation, will now face full charges as the Attorney-General has given the go-ahead to begin prosecution. Zany will be tried for multiple expenses together with premeditated homicide by the use of torture, coercion, unlawful detention, and malfeasance in workplace beneath stricter sections of the Penal Code that call for the death penalty.
The case will be officially submitted to the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases by the Attorney-General subsequent week. Of notice, the principle cost within the suspect’s death has been changed to premeditated homicide underneath Section 289 of the Penal Code, a much stronger cost than Thitisan’s unique insistence that he should be charged with assault that led to unintended demise. It can be a stronger cost with worse punishment than the charges authorities talked about final week of “jointly killing by torturing and other merciless 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, that are punishable by either 15 to twenty years in prison, a life sentence, or the death penalty. The new plan to prosecute underneath Section 289 as an alternative eliminates any jail sentence possibility, meaning if any or all the accused police officers are convicted by the courtroom of the premeditated homicide cost, they’ll receive the dying penalty.
The sensational story of the police officer who rose to nice wealth despite a forty,000 baht salary and his subordinates going viral from leaked footage of what they thought-about enhanced interrogation that involved binding the suspect’s arms whereas layering 6 plastic bags over his head that resulted in the 24 12 months previous man dying has shocked Thailand. People have been outraged by the video, which the officers involved claimed was merely their try at getting information about medicine, however some claim was an try to solicit a bribe of up to 2 million baht.
The ensuing post-mortem that recorded his demise, perhaps at the directions of Thitisan, as a drug overdose (a later full post-mortem revealed he had positively died of suffocation) and the following brief manhunt of the suspects additional enraged the basic public. The search then revealed particulars of his lavish lifestyle with a massive fleet of high-end luxury vehicles and sprawling mansion estate 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 obtain solely a slap on the wrist, and authorities may be feeling the pressure from this and reacting with the harshest prosecution option. As a result, whether or not or not Thitisan and the officers get convicted will actually be a matter of life or demise..

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