PROSECUTORS today (Aug. 30) questioned the mother and girlfriend of the drug suspect who died after being suffocated with two plastic bags with this taking place just as an autopsy report stated that the cause of death was asphyxiation and not drug abuse, Amarin TV said this evening.
Pol. Col. Thitisan Uttanaphon, aka Superintendent Joe Ferrari, is facing charges of killing Mr. Jeerapong Thanapat, 24, with two plastic bags at Mueang district police station on Aug. 6. Six other police officers too have been arrested in this case.
Questioned by prosecutors today were the 24-year-old drug suspect’s mother Mrs. Chanjira Thanaphat and his girlfriend Ms. Kamolwan, or Baifern. Their legal rights, including compensation , was also mentioned to them,
Meanwhile Pol. Col. Anek Taosupap, deputy commander of the Crime Suppression Division, said the full autopsy report from Sawan Pracharak Hospital had reached the investigation team and this clearly stated that the drug suspect, whose nickname is Marvin, died from asphyxiation, or suffocation. While drug use did show up, this was not the cause of death.
This case has now been transferred to central command with all seven suspects transferred to a prison in Bangkok.
Read earlier reports: Joe Ferrari stressed out first night in jail
At the same time Mr. Sompong Yenkaew, deputy director-general of the Office of the Attorney General, and his team including Pol. Maj. Gen. Rapeepong Sukphaiboon, commander of Nakhon Sawan provincial police, police investigators, doctors and officials held a meeting to work out guidelines for litigation to ensure transparency in this case and a common approach.
Top: The drug victim, Jeerapong, who was suffocated to death on Aug. 6. Photo: Amarin TV
First below: Ms. Kamolwan, or Baifern, being taken in for questioning at the Nakhon Sawan police station. Photo: Amarin TV
Second below: Funeral service for the drug victim,. Photo: Amarin TV
Home Page: Pol. Col. Thitisan at the Nakhon Sawan police station which he previously headed. Photo: Sanook.com