The owner of a tutoring school in Nakhon Sawan province has been sentenced to death by the provincial court following an extreme assault on a 14-year-old boy.
Natthaphol Thawornphibul, the 28-year-old owner of “Ban Khru Phee Nat” tutoring school led an assault against the young boy on the school premises in June of last year.
He was joined in the assault by his wife, Pheeraya aged 28, and his mother-in-law, Nongluck aged 55, both of whom were handed life in prison.
The attack involved baseball bats and was witnessed by several people who were on the school premises at the time. The bats and witnesses were presented to the court as irrefutable evidence against the crime.
After the assault took place, the young boy was taken to Sawan Pracharak Hospital where he eventually passed away from the brutal injuries sustained during the attack.
The provincial court called it a “shocking case” saying that the defendant showed no remorse for his actions. Mr. Thawornphibul denied all charges and said that he was simply trying to discipline the boy and did not intend to kill him.
The court will hear an appeal within 30 days from all three defendants but have denied bail leading to them all being sent to Nakhon Sawan Prison immediately after the verdict.
In another recent case, three officials – two police and one soldier – were sentenced to death over the murder of a waitress in 2016.
Source: The Nation