Joe Ferrari 'wanted to scare' suspect

Joe Ferrari 'wanted to scare' suspect

Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphon, the prime suspect in the case involving the alleged fatal torture of a drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan is taken to the Crime Suppression Division in August last year. (Reuters photo)
Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphon, the prime suspect in the case involving the alleged fatal torture of a drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan is taken to the Crime Suppression Division in August last year. (Reuters photo)

Pol Col Thitisan "Joe Ferrari" Utthanaphon has admitted to wrapping a plastic bag over a drug suspect's head but claimed he had no intention in causing the suspect's death.

The former Muang Nakhon Sawan police chief testified before the Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday during a trial.

The ex-superintendent was one of seven defendants present in court.

They said that on Aug 4 last year they were posing as customers to arrest the suspect, Jeerapong Thanapat, and his wife.

Later they interrogated them back at the police station.

Pol Col Thitisan said he used the plastic bag to intimidate the suspect and did not wrap it too tightly.

The next hearing is on March 16.

Leaked video footage of the interrogation sparked public outrage.

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Vocabulary

  • court: the place where legal trials take place and where crimes, etc. are judged - ศาล
  • defendants (nloun): people who have been accused of a crime and are on trial - จำเลย
  • intention: a plan in your mind to do something - ความตั้งใจ เจตนา แผนการ
  • interrogate: to ask someone a lot of questions in order to get information - สอบถาม,ซักถาม
  • intimidate: to attempt to frighten someone in order to get them to do something - ทำให้กลัว, ข่มขู่
  • leak: telling private or secret information to journalists or to the public - การเปิดเผยความลับ
  • outrage (noun): an act or event that is violent, cruel or very wrong and that shocks people or makes them very angry - การกระทำที่โหดเหี้ยม
  • scare: to make someone feel frightened or worried - ทำให้กลัว
  • suspect: a person who is thought to have committed a crime - ผู้ต้องสงสัย
  • testified (verb): (past of testify) made a statement about something that you saw, know, or experienced, usually in a court of law or an official investigation - ให้การเป็นพยาน
  • trial: the process of examining a case in a court of law and deciding whether someone is guilty (having committed a crime) or innocent (not having committed a crime) - การไต่สวนคดี
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