Former doctor Wisut Boonkasemsanti, sentenced to death for murdering and chopping up his estranged wife Dr Phassaporn in 2001, has been released on parole, Bang Khwang Prison chief Ayut Sinthopphan said on Monday.
Mr Ayut said Wisut, a former gynaecologist at Chulalongkorn Hospital, was released on Monday morning after having served 10 years, seven months and 25 days in prison.
According to Mr Ayut, after being sentenced by death by the Bangkok South Criminal Court in 2003 Wisut had his sentence reduced on many occasions under a royal pardon because he had performed good deeds by taking care of and providing treatment for sick inmates at Bang Khwang prison until he had less than five years left to serve in jail.
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