The Phetchaburi provincial court has sentenced former doctor Supat Laohawattana to five years in prison for illegally possessing the vehicle of two missing people he is suspected of murdering.
The judge on Tuesday also handed down a prison sentence to Supat's third wife, Wilasa Chantarabanchorn, but reduced the penalty to three years and four months because she gave useful information to investigators.
The couple, who are applying for bail, were found guilty of unlawfully possessing the pickup truck of Samart Noomjui and his wife Orasa Kerdsap, who are missing and are believed to have been killed.
The Court of Appeal Region 7 earlier granted bail to Supat, a former doctor at the Police General Hospital, who is also suspected of being involved in the murder of his Myanmar worker at his pineapple orchard in Phetchaburi's Tha Yang district. Supat was arrested in September last year.
Supat Laohawattana (Photo by Tawatchai Kemgumnerd)