Two men were handed death sentences yesterday at the Bangkok Criminal Court for the murder of a man they were mugging for his iPhone.
Kittikorn Wiphana, 26, and Supatchai Chansi, 25, were given the severe sentence despite pleading guilty to murder with the court ruling they only did so as the evidence against them was overwhelming.
CCTV footage captured Kittikorn stabbing Wasin Luangjaem several times in the body and then in the throat in Lat Phrao district on January 4.
After stabbing the deceased Kittikorn is seen taking his mobile phone and fleeing on a motorcycle driven by Supatchai.
The pair are likely to appeal their sentences.