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June date for Phuket police to file murder case against Australian

Police have until June 3 to submit to prosecutors the results of their investigation into the fatal stabbing by Australian Mark Pendlebury of a security guard during a fight outside the Tai Pan disco on Rat-U-Thit Rd, Patong on March 11.

murder in Phuket AustralianPendlebury, 59, denies a charge of murder, arguing that he was acting in self-defence when he used a pocket knife to stab Sanya Khlueawaengmon, 25, a Tai Pan security guard.

Prosecutors will examine the evidence provided by police, including CCTV footage of Pendlebury running away before the fight in an effort to avoid a confrontation, and of the fight itself.

They may ask for more evidence from the police before deciding whether the case is solid enough to take to court.

Meanwhile, Pendlebury remains on bail.
Phuket News



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