Death penalty handed down in Thai tourist murder case


KOH SAMUI, Thailand: A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for murdering a pair of British holidaymakers on a paradise island, in a case that sullied the kingdom’s reputation as a tourist haven and raised questions over its justice system. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun were found guilty of killing David Miller, 24, and the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, on the diving resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand. Both men, who arrived at the court with their hands and legs shackled, denied killing the British pair, whose battered bodies were found on a beach on September 15, 2014.




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