Connect with us

Phuket

Family of Phuket murder suspect does not plan to request bail

Jack Arthur

Published

 on 

PHOTO: File Photo

The family of Teerawat Thothip, the man who allegedly killed 57 year old Swiss national Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, does not plan to request bail for him. Region 8 Police Commander Kitrat Panpetch confirmed the family does not plan to file for bail.

Nicole’s half-naked body was found earlier this month in a creek near Ao Yon Waterfall. Her shorts and shoes were found nearby. An autopsy report confirming the cause of death has not been released yet. Police say 27 year old Teerawat confessed to throttling Nicole to the point of unconsciousness but denies attempting to rape and kill her. He currently faces charges for murder and attempted rape.

Kitrat says Teerawat is being held at the Phuket Provincial Prison while police wait for the autopsy report from Bangkok forensic police. Kitrat says they don’t want to rush the forensic police because officials understand their work takes time and they need to be thorough. The pending autopsy results will determine if police will file additional charges against Teerawat.

Kitrat went on to say that police already have the suspect’s confession and evidence against him, which is enough for prosecution. He then reassured the public that there is no problem with this issue and that there is nothing to worry about.

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha recently called on government agencies to tighten safety to support tourists in Phuket as the island reopens to travellers from overseas under the “Sandbox” scheme.

The commander adds that pertaining to tourists’ safety, the national police commissioner-general has ordered Region 8 police to make safety measures for the locals as well the tourists in the provinces that are under the Region 8 police’s jurisdiction. Phuket Police recently announced they would be checking for outstanding arrest warrants at the Phuket Checkpoint.

“I have ordered police in the provinces to patrol and share information with the provincial government in order to create safety measures for tourists. I have also ordered them to investigate risk locations in their provinces and create measures to make the places safer.”

“The suspect’s wife and relatives have accepted that the suspect killed the tourist and will not file a request for bail.”

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand24 mins ago

Nakhon Si Thammarat prison sealed off as infections climb

Coronavirus (Covid-19)25 mins ago

Covid-19: Detailed info on vaccinations, hospitalisations, and provinces

Thailand1 hour ago

Lack of migrant workers forces government to appeal to Thais to fill vacant jobs

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Thailand2 hours ago

Songkhla motorcycle showroom catches on fire, no injuries reported

Phuket2 hours ago

Covid-19 prison death yesterday the second this week in Phuket

Thailand2 hours ago

Unemployed Bangkok chef arrested after allegedly trying to sell rare butterflies to undercover agents

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Phuket Covid-19: 1 Phuket Prison death, 1 Sandbox infection

Central Thailand4 hours ago

Bovine attack kills forest ranger in Khao Yai National Park

Thailand5 hours ago

Korat Police allegedly use police van for trip to beach

Thailand6 hours ago

Kalasin man allegedly robs convenience store and then a gold shop the next day before being arrested

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

Sunday Covid Update: 117 deaths and 13,576 new cases

Tourism22 hours ago

Local businesses say they aren’t profiting from Phuket Sandbox

Crime23 hours ago

Woman shot by stray gunfire during motorcycle shooting

Phuket1 day ago

Phuket pair arrested in possession of meth pills, homemade gun

Coronavirus (Covid-19)1 day ago

Prayut to propose to CCSA to reopen theatres, allow filmmaking

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand5 days ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending