Supat, sons charged with murder
- Published: 1/02/2013 at 09:07 AM
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Prosecutors in Phetchaburi province on Thursday charged Supat Laohawattana and his two sons with the murder of a Myanmar worker and illegal possession of firearms.
The prosecutors said the former Police General Hospital senior doctor and his sons, Ake and Akara, were charged with murder, attempted murder and hiding a body.
The charges are in connection with the death of a male Myanmar worker called Ita whose body was buried in an orchard belonging to Dr Supat in tambon Klad Luang in Phetchaburi's Tha Yang district.
Ita's remains were among three human skeletons unearthed in the orchard in 2012 year by investigators searching for a missing couple. Police believed they had been killed and buried on Dr Supat's property.
The three suspects were also charged with illegally possessing and carrying firearms. Prosecutors also charged Dr Supat with human trafficking and hiring illegal migrants.
Dr Supat will face another charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition relating to other weapons which authorities discovered.
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