Court sentences two iPhone snatchers to death

The Criminal Court today sentenced two thieves to death after finding them guilty of snatching a mobile phone from a fresh university graduate and stabbing him to death.

At the hearing of the sentence today, Kittikorn Vikaha, 26, and Supatchai Chansri, 25, pleaded guilty to the robbing and stabbing of Wasin Luengchaem, a fresh graduate of Srinakharinwirot university on January 4 this year in front of 7-Eleven convenient store on Sukhontasawat 7 in Lard Prao area.

Kittikorn said he snatched the I-phone mobile phone from Wasin and stabbed him after he resisted his attempt.

Although both would plead guilty, the court didn't commute the death sentence after both had serious criminal records.

Before robbing the fresh graduate, both had committed two robberies on the same night.

Besides they had committed eight robberies in the past few years and were just released from prison.

There was no reason to commute the death sentence, the court ruled.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)