Dr Supat who murdered a Burmese couple sent back from Myanmar

A former doctor of the Police Hospital who escaped death sentence for the killing of a couple of Burmese migrant workers to Myanmar since 2009 was sent back to Thailand on Thursday.

Dr Supat Laohawattana, a former tropical diseases specialist at Police Hospital, was accompanied by Pol Lt-Col Kim Hmong-u, Burmese immigration police chief of Myawaddi, to the Thai-Burmese friendship bridge at the Mae Sot-Mywaddi border where he was received by a Thai police team led by Pol Maj-Gen Prinya Visitlakul, commander of Tak provincial police.

An ambulance and a medical staff were on hand at the border customs office where Dr Supat was taken in for a break before his continuing journey to Bangkok.

Dr Supat was sentenced to death in absentia in 2009 by the Petchaburi provincial court for involvement in the killing of a couple of Burmese migrant workers whom he employed to work in his farm in Petchaburi.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)