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Thai king scraps death penalty for killers of British backpackers

1 month ago   |   By Metro

The killers of British backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witherage have had their death sentences reduced to life imprisonment
Two men on death row for killing two British backpackers in Thailand have had their sentences reduced to life imprisonment after a royal pardon.
David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witherage, 23, from Norfolk, were found dead on the popular tourist island of Koh Tao in 2014.
Two Burmese workers, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, were convicted and sentenced to death in 2015.
However, the pair's lawyer said their death sentences would be commuted to life...
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Thai King Commutes Death Sentence Of UK Backpackers' Killers

Thai King Commutes Death Sentence Of UK Backpackers' Killers

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

Two men on death row in Thailand for the murders of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller have had their sentences commuted to life in prison, their lawyer said. The bodies of David, 24, from Jersey and Hannah, 23, from Norfolk were found on a beach on the Thai island of Koh Tao in 2014. They had been bludgeoned to death, and a post-mortem showed that Hannah had been raped. Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun from Myanmar, were convicted in a Thai court and sentenced to death in 2015. The verdict was upheld by an appeals court in 2017 and the Supreme Court in August 2019. The...
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Migrant workers convicted of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand are spared death sentence

Migrant workers convicted of murdering Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand are spared death sentence

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

A pair of migrant workers convicted of murdering two young British tourists on a Thai holiday island have had their death sentences reduced to life imprisonment.
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