Partner Of Elderly Japanese Man Murdered In 2015 Sentenced To Death

Partner Of Elderly Japanese Man Murdered In 2015 Sentenced To Death

The common-law wife of an elderly Japanese man who was murdered in 2015 was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court, according to Thai media.

50-year-old Poranee Napadol was arrested and charged with murder after her brother-in-law, Samphan Jaemjaeng, confessed to killing Kazuo Yoshioka, 83, with a friend. He told police his sister-in-law paid him 40,000 baht to carry out the killing.

Napadol had initially been cleared of murder due to a lack of evidence in 2016 by Ang Thong Provincial Court. The Appeals Court upheld the initial verdict.

Prosecutors took their case to the Supreme Court claiming Napadol was the mastermind being the murder.

The court overturned the ruling and sentenced her to death last Thursday.

Mr Yoshioka was found in a pool of blood in an bedroom at his home in Wiset Chai Chan district in Ang Thong with a 10cm slash to his throat and several stab wounds on his body.