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Condemned convict declines to appeal against his death sentence

A railway worker who was condemned to death by the Appeals Court for raping and killing a 13-year old girl travelling on a night train has declined his right of appeal the verdict to the Supreme Court.
death penalty in ThailandThe condemned convict, Wanchai Saengkhao, submitted a petition through his lawyer to Hua Hin provincial court declaring his decision not to appeal the verdict to the Supreme Court.

As such, the case is regarded as closed and the convict will face his judgement.

However, a judicial source said that execution would not be carried out until the convict has petitioned for Royal pardon. Only when his petition is rejected or there is no response to his petition after a certain period, then execution can proceed.

The case was widely reported by the media because it took place in a night train right in the middle of several other passengers who were totally unaware of the crime. The body of the victim was thrown out of the speeding train.

Thai PBS

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